Rebecca Beall, 47, of 945 Pine Street, is charged with four felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann said Beall has one previous felony conviction for narcotics trafficking and has been doing this for a long time.
Police got a search warrant for probable cause Thursday morning. Ambridge police, Harmony Township police, and the state Attorney General’s Task Force officers executed the warrant at Beall’s home.
Officers found 535 bags of heroin, worth a street value of $5,000 to $6,000; a half ounce of cocaine; 39 oxycodone pills, 1 ounce of Molly, a form of ecstasy, that were packaged in vitamin capsules; 3 ounces of marijuana, and 39 suboxone pills.
“It was like a pharmacy basically,” Mann said.
Mann said Beall “tortured her neighborhood” with all sorts of vehicle and foot traffic. Residents were calling the police, the state Attorney General’s office and the mayor’s office complaining about Beall.
He said the investigation was challenging because Beall had Comcast surveillance cameras around her home and a pet Rottweiler. Through informants, he said they learned the situation. An Ambridge police officer who was arrested and charged early this year also had been receiving pills from her, Mann said.
“We want to thank all of the residents for being patient with us,” said Mann, who also thanked the Attorney General's office and Harmony police for assisting.
Beall was arraigned Thursday by District Judge Andrew Hladio and released on $25,000 straight cash bond.
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