Robbery suspect arrested, later found with crack cocaine at jail

Robbery suspect arrested, later found with crack cocaine at jail

Darwin Parker Jr.

PITTSBURGH — A robbery suspect was arrested Thursday, but now he's facing charges for bringing crack cocaine into the Allegheny County Jail, police said.

Darwin Parker Jr., 25, of Homewood, was arrested after police were called to the area of Frankstown and North Homewood avenues because of complaints of drug sales at the intersection, police said.

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According to authorities, officers saw Parker getting into an SUV, which they then stopped because they knew he was wanted on an outstanding warrant for robbery. At that point, Parker was taken into custody.

Police said the same officers have arrested Parker twice in recent months at the same intersection.

Parker was asked whether he had any drugs and was warned that he would be charged if he brought them to jail, police said. Parker claimed he did not have any drugs, but corrections officers at the jail found he had hidden six knotted plastic bags of crack cocaine.

In addition to the charges stemming from his warrant, Parker is charged with contraband, possession of crack cocaine and intent to deliver crack cocaine.