August 15, 2013
Three charged with trafficking cocaine in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties
HARRISBURG - Three Western Pennsylvania men were charged today for allegedly distributing at least a quarter kilo of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $30,000 in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties.
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane identified the defendants as Alan Landy of Pittsburgh and Justin Bauman and Anthony Simoni both of Conway, Beaver County.
Evidence and testimony were presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the criminal charges being filed today.
Over the course of the investigation, agents made a series of undercover purchases and controlled buys in and around Cranberry Township and Conway in Butler County and Pittsburgh. Western Pennsylvania remains a focus of attention for drug suppliers, because of the increased drug demand.
According to the grand jury, Landy supplied Bauman and Simoni with ounce quantities of cocaine for street-level sales. In addition to the cocaine, Bauman and Simoni allegedly trafficked Oxycodone.
Kane thanked the Cranberry Township Police Department and the Conway Police Department for their assistance with the investigation.
The case will be prosecuted in Butler County by Deputy Attorney General Marnie Sheehan-Balchon of the Attorney General's Drug Strike Force Section.
Below is a list of the defendants and the charges against them.
--Alan Landy, 24, 4314 Stanley St., Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, is charged with three counts of delivery of cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations and one count of criminal conspiracy.
--Justin Bauman, 22, 1621 Cottage Ave., Conway, Beaver County, is charged with six counts of delivery of cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of delivery of Oxycodone.
--Anthony Simoni, 22, 1203 2nd Ave., Conway, Beaver County, is charged with four counts of delivery of cocaine, two counts of corrupt organizations and one count of criminal conspiracy.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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