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Detectives arrest grandfather, grandson during Hill District drug raid


Authorities arrested a grandfather and his grandson, and seized $13,000 in drugs early Friday morning during a drug raid at a Hill District home.

According to police, Albert Martin, 73, and Troy Martin, 20, will face drug charges after detectives found them with heroin, cocaine, cash and drug packaging materials inside a Mercer Street home.

Plainclothes officers investigated the home for three months after complaints of drug activity and two days ago, officers secured search warrants.

Zone 2 officers and SWAT members raided the home at 6 a.m. Friday, finding Troy and Albert Martin inside, according to police.

Authorities found 24 bricks of heroin worth $12,000 and an ounce of cocaine worth $1,000.

Troy Martin will also face firearms-related charges for alleged possession of two Glock pistols with 30-round magazines, police said.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.