McKEES ROCKS, Pa. - Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating two McKees Rocks men facing various drug-related charges.
According to police, arrest warrants have been issued for 27-year-old David Johnson and 25-year-old Omari Thompson.
Investigators said an agent from the Pennsylvania State Board of Parole was conducting a check at Thompson’s residence on Dec. 17 when he recognized a large amount of packaged heroin and a Ruger .357 Magnum revolver.
Officers seized 4,500 individually packaged bags of heroin, the pistol and cash, police said
An arrest warrant was issued for Thompson, charging him with possession with intent to deliver controlled substances. Thompson, who has gang affiliations, should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.
Then, on Jan. 20, officers were dispatched to an apartment on Island Avenue for the report of a violent invasion-type burglary.
After police learned that a child may be inside the apartment, they immediately entered and searched for both suspects and victims, officials said.
After discovering the apartment was unoccupied, the officers said they noticed what appeared to be packaged heroin, sitting on a table in the kitchen.
Upon securing a search warrant, police said officers recovered nearly 8,000 individually packaged bags of heroin, nearly $18,000 cash, drug packaging materials and a money-counting machine.
The police investigation led to charges filed against David Johnson for possession with intent to deliver drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Johnson, who is on federal parole for drug trafficking, was recently convicted on Jan. 9 for fleeing and attempting to elude police after he led a McKees Rocks officer on a 2013 vehicle chase that resulted in Johnson crashing on Rt. 65, across the McKees Rocks Bridge. Johnson is awaiting sentencing on that conviction.
We have reason to believe that Johnson and Thompson may be working together, police said.
Any persons knowing the whereabouts of Johnson or Thompson should call McKees Rocks police at 412-331-2302 or by dialing 911.