Man found with heroin on school property

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A Washington man was taken into custody Friday night after he was found outside Trinity High School near Old Main with 280 stamp bags of suspected heroin.


Donald R. Mainier, 26, of 221 S. College St., was found about 8 p.m. at the school.


Township police Chief Rich Horner said police got a call from a witness who reported seeing a suspicious man going in and out of a wooded area behind the school on Park Avenue.


“The caller thought it might be John Gallo because the man looked like him,” Horner said of the Canton Township man wanted by state police for kidnapping and assaulting his estranged girlfriend last week.


When police arrived, Mainier was coming out of the woods near Old Main. He was wet and muddy and sweat was running down his face, police said.


After checking his name and other information, police learned Mainier was wanted on a bench warrant. As police searched him, they found the 280 stamp bags in a plastic bag.


As Mainier was being placed in the cruiser, he mumbled to the officer that the had just stolen the drugs from the home of a drug dealer in Washington. He also said he was going to sell the drugs to get money so his mother could pay the rent.


Mainier was placed in the Washington County jail Friday night on the bench warrant. Charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin were filed Monday at the office of District Judge Robert Redlinger. Mainier will be arraigned at a later date.


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