.

Five Facing Drug Charges Heading to Trial

Five people facing a range of drug charges during separate arrests, including possession with intent to deliver, are heading to trial on the charges. Read about that and other preliminary hearing decisions this past week.

Five people facing a range of drug charges during separate arrests, including possession with intent to deliver, are heading to trial on the charges.

Read about that and other preliminary hearing decisions by District Judge Gary M. Zyra, who oversees Scott Township and Heidelberg, and District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet, who oversees Bridgeville, Collier and South Fayette.

 

District Judge Gary M. Zyra – 1/10

Charges held for court

  • Charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic citations against Jeffrey Colaizzi, 31, of Pittsburgh, were held for court. Scott Township police charged Colaizzi on Oct. 10.

 

Charges waived to court

  • Two felony charges of drug possession with intent to deliver and three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance against Byron L. Davis Jr., 45, of Pittsburgh, were waived to court. Scott Township police arrested Davis Jr. on Jan. 2.
  • Charges of DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and careless driving against William Volle, 23, of Washington, PA, were waived to court. Scott Township police arrested Volle on Dec. 2.
  • A retail theft charge against Benjamin J. Volle, 21, of Washington, PA, was waived to court, while a criminal mischief charge was withdrawn. Scott Township police arrested Volle on Dec. 2.

 

Charges reduced or dismissed

  • A disorderly conduct charge against Susanne Goolsby, 36, of Carnegie, was reduced to a non-traffic citation. Scott Township police originally charged Goolsby on July 31.
  • Charges of DUI, marijuana possession, possess of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving against Donald R. McCarty, 29, of East Carnegie, were dismissed. Heidelberg police originally charged McCarty on Aug. 5.

 

District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet – 1/14

Charges held for court

  • Charges of theft and receiving stolen property against Enoch Leech, 51, of Elizabeth, were held for court. Collier Township police charged Leech on Jan. 6.
  • Two counts of retail theft against Keisha M. Young, 23, of Carnegie, were held for court. Collier Township police charged Young on Nov. 2.
  • Charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia against Duane V. Berry Jr., 20, of Thornburg, were held for court. Bridgeville police originally charged Berry Jr. on Nov. 13.
  • Charges of drunken driving, accident involving damage and careless driving against Kristina L. Gouldsberry, 24, of McKees Rocks, were waived to court. Bridgeville police charged Gouldsberry on Oct. 30.

 

Charges waived to court

  • Charges of drunken driving and careless driving against Joseph C. Gretches, 62, of Carnegie, were waived to court. South Fayette police arrested Gretches on Oct. 24.
  • Charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia against Scott Martik, 31, of Bridgeville, were waived to court. Bridgeville police charged Martik on Nov. 13.
  • Charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia against Christopher T. Dame, 31, of Oakdale, were waived to court. Bridgeville police charged Dame on Nov. 23.

Sign up for our Daily Email Newsletter or Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page

same old story January 17, 2013 at 06:59 PM
hang'em Gary
sieben13 January 17, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I see these people being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia,when drug paraphernalia is being sold in the monroeville mall as though its legal . How is this possible ,or does it depend on who you are .
412lorie January 19, 2013 at 12:28 PM
I am pretty sure they don't sell it as paraphenelia but as smoking tobacco apparatus so they can get away with it. What makes it drug para. is the residue. Not positive but pretty sure.
Roger January 19, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Fifteen people involved in substance related cases, four unrelated (as per the story). Is this a marker of the profile of our society? Perhaps the great mystery is how well we do function,despite what is happening around us.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something