A fairly substantial drug bankruptcy in Westmoreland County offset 160 grams of raw fentanyl and the arrest of a suspected dealer.
Investigators arrested Cortez Hasselrig in Johnstown on Tuesday night.
According to police, he supplies large quantities of raw fentanyl in Westmoreland County.
He was found on a powerful drug and was arrested on Tuesday night at the Giant Eagle parking lot in Ligonier, just 30 minutes after the store closed.
“This is a step towards keeping our children safe. I’m really happy they caught him,” said Donna Hudek.
Investigators said confidential informants said Hasselrich would bring 50 grams of raw phenantill to the Ligonier region of Greensburg. This is enough for 2,500 individual packets.
Hasselrig is from Johnstown and is the son of former Steeler Carlton Hasselrig, who played for the Steelers in the 90’s for four seasons.
Police said he fought a police officer when Hasselrich tried to arrest him and in the process injured a police officer in the Rigonia Valley.
A search of his house in Johnstown found an additional 110 grams of raw fentanyl.
Investigators said it has a street value of about $ 90,000. The folk we spoke to said they were surprised at the arrest in Ligonier, but he wasn’t completely surprised at what they found. I’m glad they caught someone to help our society and for that amount. It’s all over, “Hudec said.
The officer is okay. He injured his hand.
Haselrig has paid $ 500,000 in bail to a prison in Westmoreland County.
He will appear in court next week.
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