Man charged with giving teens heroin

December 21, 2012

A Charleroi man was arrested Thursday by state police for allegedly providing two, 14-year-old Charleroi boys with stamp bags of suspected heroin earlier this month.

Andrew Seykoski, 29, of 32 Holly Lane, Charleroi, was arraigned before District Judge Larry Hopkins on charges of possession and possession with intent to deliver heroin and two counts of corruption of minors and recklessly endangerment.

Seykoski went to a home on Terrace Drive on Dec. 12 and knocked on the door. One of the 14-year-old boys opened the door and Seykoski handed him five stamp bags of heroin marked with red boxing gloves on the packets and KO on the inside of the packets.

Police said the stamp bags were meant for both 14-year-old boys, in court documents filed with Hopkins.

Both 14-year-old boys reportedly snorted at least a stamp bag of heroin. One of the boys then reportedly threw the rest of the drug over a hillside adjacent to his home.

Police said both boys were hospitalized later that day. There is no indication as to whether any money changed hands between Seykoski and the boys.

Seykoski was placed in Washington County Jail on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Hopkins on Jan. 3.

Kathie O. Warco has covered the police beat and transportation for the Observer-Reporter for more than 25 years. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in journalism.

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