• Police discover guns, drugs and more during raid in Monessen


    MONESSEN, Pa. - An early morning raid in Monessen turned up stolen guns, drugs and packaging materials.

    Two people were taken into custody after police say they’ve been looking into them for a drug trafficking investigation.

    "I wouldn’t consider it a drive-thru, but they weren’t shy about the business they were conducting. They did not make this investigation terribly hard on us," Monessen Police Chief Jim Smith said.

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    There were three people in the house at the time of the raid, but only Eric Emerson and Kimberly Jackson were arrested.

    "They really had no choice other than to cooperate. Flash bangs were deployed and that disoriented the people inside of the house," Smith said.

    Police said three of the four guns that were recovered were stolen, and the amount of heroin recovered leads them to believe the individuals were major dealers.

    The same house searched Friday morning was the scene of a homicide over the summer. Jamael Campbell was shot and killed there. So far, no deaths have been made in relation to his death.

    "We're familiar with the particular apartment. We’re familiar with the individuals in the apartment and the neighbors were fed up. Our officers responded to the complaints the neighbors had and did what we needed to do, and we’ll continue to do what we need to do in this city," Smith said.



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