Bridgeville Man Arrested for Bringing Drugs into Police Station
Police say Brenton Dillon was supposed to be interviewed to aid in a separate investigation. Instead, he now faces several drug charges. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly Bridgeville police blotter.
A man who apparently knew he would be searched for drugs when he arrived at the Bridgeville Police Department to aid in an investigation still allegedly brought illegal prescription drugs and paraphernalia with him, police said
Brenton Dillon, 28, of Bridgeville, came to the borough’s police station on Jan. 23 and was told earlier he would be searched by officers before the interview began.
But as officers approached him for the search, police said he reached into his pants pocket and tried to hide something in his hand. Police said they found a container with prescription pills, along with $735 in cash, two cell phones and “cut straws” that are used to inhale powder substances.
Police said they also found in his car cut straws and a baggie with white powder residue.
Dillon was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is free from Allegheny County Jail on $5,000 bond.
Arrest warrant issued for worthless checks: An arrest warrant has been issued after Bridgeville police said Gerald Conklin, 46, of Pittsburgh, tried to pay for an item with a bad check on Jan. 14. Police said Conklin tried to buy something from a store in the 500 block of Washington Avenue before the owner reported the incident to police. Investigators said there are numerous other warrants against Conklin for theft and worthless checks.
Disorderly conduct charge: Eugene Bott, 49, of Bridgeville, was charged with disorderly conduct following a traffic stop along Baldwin Street on Jan. 26, borough police said.