Jerome man charged with selling heroin from his home

July 28, 2018

A 37-year-old Jerome man has been charged with selling narcotics out of his home.

Carl Scarlett Jr., Jerome Avenue, was charged Thursday with selling heroin.

According to a probable-cause affidavit, on July 5 Conemaugh Township police Sgt. Vincent Zangaglia was contacted about suspicious activity at the home. It was reported to the officer that the residence saw heavy traffic of people coming and going.

The next day Zangaglia received a similar report from another resident and another officer told him he had also heard about suspicious activity.

The house was then surveilled and a garbage pull turned up evidence of narcotic use and sales, according to the affidavit.

Mail addressed to Scarlett was also found in the trash.

A search with a warrant was then conducted on the house.

The search turned up more than 45 heroin stamp bags, boxes of hypodermic needles, used needles, empty stamp bags, pills, multiple smoking devices with residue, scales and baggies, according to the affidavit.

Scarlett has been charged with felony manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; intentional possession of a person not registered; marijuana possession; and drug paraphernalia possession.

He was arraigned Friday by District Judge Susan Mankamyer, of Boswell, and is free on an unsecured $50,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Aug. 1.

An online court document did not list an attorney for Scarlett Friday evening.

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