New Eagle parents arrested

March 4, 2013

A New Eagle couple was arrested Friday by Monongahela police after they allegedly were found with suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia in the home where they reside with their 8-year-old son.

Police were called about 3:30 p.m. to the 129 Rush Ave. home of Holly Lynn Buchak, 36, and Conrad D. Buchak, 43, for a reported domestic dispute.

When they arrived, Holly Buchak told police that she wanted her husband removed from the house, claiming that he had stolen money. She told police that he had purchased a brick of heroin. The owner of the trailer, Joyce Allen, also told police that she did not want Conrad Buchak at the residence.

When police were accompanying him to a cruiser so they could give him a ride to a friend’s house, police said they spotted several heroin stamp bags in his pants pocket. When he was told he was under arrest, Buchak reportedly told police that his wife had set him up, and that she had heroin in her purse.

Police said the boy had since returned home from school, and when they went back into the house, they spotted five empty stamp bags on a desk where she was sitting. Also on the desk were a razor blade and plastic tubing. Both Holly and Conrad Buchak claimed the items belonged to the other, police said.

In a search of the house, police said they also found prescription bottles containing suspected marijuana seeds, as well as other bottles containing medication.

Washington County Children and Youth Services was contacted.

The Buchaks were arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger on charges of endangering the welfare of children, possession of heroin and prescription medication and possession of paraphernalia.

They were placed in the Washington County jail on $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for March 12 before District Judge Mark Wilson.

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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