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October 3, 2013

Man’s pockets yield suspected drugs

NEW CASTLE — Police said a man arrested in a dispute Wednesday had his pockets jammed with suspected marijuana, crack and heroin.

New Castle police charged Anthony Eugene “Nerd” Dennis Jr., 21, of 646 S. Cascade St. in connection with the incident, which occurred around 2:30 a.m.

Police said a caller from Beckford Street reported a couple yelling outside. When officers arrived, the two were walking down an alley.

Officers said the man, later identified as Dennis, initially gave police a false name. He was arrested for giving false identification and public drunkenness.

When officers searched his pocket, they said, they found nearly $700, a bag corner containing suspected marijuana, a clear plastic bag containing 35 bag corners of suspected crack cocaine, a clear plastic bag containing 42 stamp bags of suspected heroin, a cell phone and a wallet.

They also learned Dennis was wanted on a warrant for previous charges.

In connection with Wednesday’s incident, he was charged with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana, false identification to law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

He was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie and lodged in the Lawrence County jail on $25,000 bond.

He also was arraigned on charges of theft from a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property that had been filed Sept. 13. His bond was set at an additional $2,500 for those charges.

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