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Man sentenced in heroin case

June 20, 2018 News Extra

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Darnell Glenn Jr. of Pittsburgh, charged with having heroin and loaded gun following traffic stop in Butler.

A Pittsburgh man was sentenced to state prison Wednesday, after being charged with felony drug counts.

Darnell L. Glenn Jr., 31, was sentenced to 2 to 5 years in a state correctional facility.

Glenn pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance — heroin, and firearms not to be carried without a license.

He was initially charged with felony possession with intent, possession of a firearm prohibited, carrying a firearm without a license and summary driving with unsafe equipment, stemming from a traffic stop on Virginia Avenue on Aug. 1.

Police said Glenn was initially stopped for driving a car with a broken taillight. During that stop, it was found that a passenger in the vehicle was wanted on a warrant for car theft, and was then found with numerous syringes and other drug contraband.

Glenn refused to let police search the vehicle. The vehicle was then seized and Glenn was allowed to get a ride home.

A search warrant was later granted and police found suspected heroin, a loaded pistol, a digital scale, and other drug paraphernalia in the trunk of the car.

When Glenn visited the barracks to claim his car, he was arrested. Police said as a felon, Glenn is prohibited from having any firearms.

A full story will appear in the Eagle.

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