2010-05-21 / Top Stories

FR Man Busted For Heroin Possession In PA

By Nicholas Briano

A suspected Far Rockaway gang member and two other individuals were arrested last week after a high speed chase through a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb that resulted in police confiscating 350 bags of heroin, according to published reports.

The three men, who included Samuel Charles Morris Jr., 28, of Far Rockaway, were spotted by Canonsburg Borough Police near a local housing project at around 8:30 p.m. when the suspects’ Ford Explorer sped past the patrol car.

But it was when police attempted to pull over the SUV for speeding that the vehicle, driven by Canonsburg resident Avery Selvey, 34, fled the scene inducing a high speed chase through the borough.

The chase continued on foot when Selvey ditched the vehicle and ran though a yard. Pursuing police spotted Selvey running into the lot of a nearby church. He then dumped 220 bags of suspected heroin which were divided between two clear packages, each containing 110 bags wrapped in bundles, into a garbage can.

Selvey managed to elude police, but turned himself in approximately 30 minutes after the chase. Police arrested Morris and the remaining suspect at the scene of the abandoned SUV. Morris was found to have an additional 130 bags of heroin in his possession, a total estimated street value of $7,000.

The men were charged with possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin and criminal conspiracy. All three suspects were arraigned and placed in Washington County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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