Waynesburg couple arrested on drug charges

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WAYNESBURG – A Waynesburg man and his girlfriend were arrested Monday night after Waynesburg police and state police found 54 stamp bags of suspected heroin, suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia in their home.


Jason Ryan Rush, 32, of 287 Huffman St., was charged by Waynesburg police with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance,a felony and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.


His girlfriend, Brittany V. Stallman, 23, of the same address, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.


Waynesburg police and state police knocked on the door of the couple’s house at 8:40 p.m. Monday. According to the criminal complaint, police received multiple reports of drug trafficking at the residence.


Rush, who came to the door, told police he had a small amount of marijuana and agreed to take officers inside the house to retrieve it. Once inside, police said, they noticed drug paraphernalia sitting on the steps. Rush admitted the items were his and consented to allowing police to search the home.


The search uncovered 54 stamp bags of suspected heroin, a sandwich bag of marijuana, multiple syringes, two smoking devices, a burned spoon and $1,425, police said.


Rush spoke to police after being advised of his rights and admitted selling heroin to support his addiction, the complaint said.


Rush and Stallman were arraigned before District Judge Glenn Bates. Rush was placed in the Greene County jail on $20,000 bond and Stallman was released on $5,000 bond. The two will face a preliminary hearing at 2:30 p.m. May 2.


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