Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

June 9, 2014

Two Pittsburgh men arrested with 75,000 bags of heroin

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Price Montgomery


James Perrin

 
Evidence seized

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of two upper-level heroin dealers in Pittsburgh that resulted in the seizure of 1,500 bricks of heroin (75,000 stamped bags), 16 firearms, more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry, two luxury vehicles, Cuban cigars and a live chicken. 

Price Montgomery, 33, 414 William St., Pittsburgh and James Perrin, 35, address unknown each are charged with one count of possession of heroin, one count of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, one count of persons not to possess firearms, one count of criminal conspiracy and one count of corrupt organizations.

The investigation into upper-level heroin trafficking in Pittsburgh was a joint effort by the Office of Attorney General's Organized Crime Section and Region V of the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation. 

Montgomery and Perrin are being held in the Allegheny County Prison. The cases will be prosecuted in Allegheny County by Chief Deputy Attorney General Michael Ahwesh of the Office of Attorney General's Drug Strike Force Section.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming.

Attorney General Kane thanked the Pittsburgh Police Department, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their assistance with the investigation.

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

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