Pittsburgh Man has Hearing on Drug Charges

CLEARFIELD – A man accused of possessing and delivering cocaine had charges held to court following a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Jerome Brown of Pittsburgh is charged with two knowing or intentionally possessing a controlled substance by a person not registered, four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of criminal use of a communication facility.

Officer Timothy O’Leary of the Clearfield Borough Police Department was working as a Bureau of Narcotics Investigator for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office testified that he initiated the investigation. Two controlled buys were set up through confidential informants to purchase cocaine from Brown, who also went by the aliases Rico, Rome and Henry T. Brown.

Both purchases field-tested positive for cocaine. One has since come back positive for cocaine from the State Police Erie Crime Lab.

Brown is being held in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $50,000 in this case.

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