Gun Shot Alert System Leads Pittsburgh Police to Crack Dealer Bust

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Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh police officers responding to an alert of gunfire by the city’s ShotSpotter system led them to the intersection of Monticello Street and Brushton Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police discovered the home was being used to package and sell crack cocaine and marijuana.

“With the aid of witnesses and camera footage, officers focused on a specific residence on Monticello that was hit by gunfire. During a protective sweep of that particular residence to check for victims of gunfire, officers located illegal narcotics and ammunition in plain view,” police said.

After getting a warrant to search the home, police recovered 25 baggies of crack cocaine, marijuana, 3 scales and packaging material for the sale of illegal narcotics, several cell phones, an AR-15 style rifle, a 9mm handgun, $418 cash, and multiple 9mm magazines.