• Downtown Pittsburgh drug bust nets 32 people; Drug deal made at Public Defender's office


    PITTSBURGH - Police said they arrested 32 people ranging in ages 18 to 60 years old during a sting called "Operation Revolving Door."

    During the course of their investigation, officers were led to drug deals at several locations, including the sale of prescription medication in the waiting room of the Public Defender's office.

    "When we were in the elevator with him, we asked him where we were going. We found it odd that we were in the county office building heading to do a drug deal. He told us that the person he could buy the pills off of was in the Public Defender's office and that was the safest place to do a drug deal," said Pittsburgh police Lt. Jason Lando.

    Pittsburgh police said they worked hand-in-hand with Port Authority Police and the Allegheny County probation office to identify and round up the men and women involved.

    In addition to prescription meds, undercover officers said they came across drug dealers selling heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana.

    Those arrested face charges ranging from possession, possession with intent to deliver and criminal conspiracy.

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