New Castle raid uncovers more than 3 pounds of cocaine
Authorities in Lawrence County report finding nearly three-and-a-half pounds of cocaine, aw well as fentanyl that investigators say would be worth an estimated $90,000 on the street.
According to the District Attorney, agents searched a home at 520 Wildwood Avenue in New Castle on Monday.
Inside they found 1,329 grams of suspected cocaine, approximately 220 grams of suspected crack cocaine and approximately 250 grams of suspected fentanyl.
A loaded .40 cal. handgun, as well as items used for manufacturing-controlled substances were seized.
The target of the investigation, Sheldon Whitehead, was inside the home along with his girlfriend, two children, and a man from Detroit.
Whitehouse is being charged with 3 counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled or counterfeit substance; 1 count of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell, or transfer firearms; and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Whitehouse is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on $80,000 bond. His next court hearing is set for next week.
The investigation conducted by detectives from the District Attorney's Office, Office the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Union Township Police Department, New Castle Police Department, and Ellwood City Police Department.