"This was the largest seizure in Ambridge history--I think maybe in Beaver County--of money," said Ambridge police Chief James Mann.
Tenants directed police out the front door to Duss Avenue, where police said Forston had run carrying a green gym bag. Police found him on Duss, ordered him to stop and come back.
Forston walked back and explained to police that he and his girlfriend were only arguing. Police patted Forston down and found nothing. The officer picked up the bag and could feel "large rectangular objects" inside. Police asked what was inside the bag and Forston said "a little bit of money."
Police and agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office searched the residence and found a money counter, vacuum sealer packages, vacuum sealer, fabric softeners, Creatine powder and a digital scale with white powder on it. The handgun came back as stolen out of Greene County, Pa., police said.
Police said Fortson, who has an ankle bracelet, is on federal probation and house arrest after being convicted in March 2003 for distribution and delivery of narcotics. He remains in Beaver County Jail on $100,000 bond and is being held on a felony detainer.
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