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Two Face Charges in Drug Investigation

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
March 19, 2021
Posted in: Crime and Police News

Two city men have been charged in connection with a joint drug investigation by McKeesport police, county detectives and federal agencies.

Terrance L. Yarbrough, 28, and Obadiah L. Williams, 45, face formal arraignment in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on April 15. Both men waived their right to a preliminary hearing this month before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi.

McKeesport police said a joint task force including city officers, agents of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the Allegheny County district attorney’s office and the sheriff’s office raided a home in the 1900 block of Craig Street early on the morning of Aug. 4.

Officers had a search warrant but when no one answered the door, according to a report, police forced entry. Three men inside, including Yarbrough and Williams, were detained, police said.

Inside the living room and kitchen, police said, federal agents recovered stamp bags containing suspected heroin and fentanyl, a digital scale, a 9-mm handgun, .380-caliber ammunition and two digital scales.

The handgun had been reported stolen, police said, and was turned over to an ATF agent.

The third man in the residence was not charged, police said.

Williams and Yarbrough are charged by McKeesport police with possession of controlled substances, possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. Yarbrough is also charged with receiving stolen property.

Originally published March 19, 2021.

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