crime and punishment

Clairton, Pennsylvania’s Darryl Craig arrested; Guns, drugs found in his home

Darryl Craig, 41, of Clairton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States has been arrested on charges of violating federal firearm and narcotics laws. His preliminary examination and detention hearing will be before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy at 11:30 a.m. on July 19, 2021.

Investigators encountered Craig leaving his home on Mitchell Avenue in Clairton from a basement stairwell while they were executing a search warrant for the residence. During the search, they found body armor, magazines, boxes for both a weapon mounted light and optic, several live rounds of ammunition for various different calibers and two semi-automatic handguns.

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Also found in Craig’s home were copious amounts of drug paraphernalia associated with processing, manufacturing and packaging of both cocaine and crack cocaine for sale, around 6 grams of suspected ecstasy pills, around 12 ounces of suspected marijuana and around 13 ounces of mixtures and substances that field-tested positive for cocaine, some of which is suspected to be cocaine base in the form commonly known as crack and some of which is suspected to be powder cocaine. There were also $58,351 cash, eight cellular telephones, keys to a Mercedes Benz belonging to him and several pieces of indicia addressed to him at the residence.

Craig was taken into custody for an active bench warrant from the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County. He was previously convicted for the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance and carrying a firearm without a license in the same trial court.

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