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Police Find Drugs, Other Items After Arrest

Pittsburgh police arrested a Beechview man on drug charges Thursday.

A drug arrest on Thursday led Pittsburgh police to find a number of illegal drugs and other items.

Police responded to the 1300 block of Westfield Street in Beechview just before 6 p.m. on Jan. 8 for a report of possible drug activity inside a red truck parked in that block, according to the police report.

After an investigation, police arrested Edward Hawks, 43, of Beechview. Police also seized more than 122 illegal pills, $1,791 in cash and a cell phone.

Hawks was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. He was taken to Allegheny County Jail and later released.

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natalie January 31, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Incomplete story with inaccurate details but another innocent person violated by the media and Pittsburgh Police. He was arrested in front of his home. Something stinks real bad about this situation!
Ed M January 31, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Did Mr. Hawk have illegal drugs in his possession? If so, then justice was done.
Erin Faulk January 31, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Anybody, Here is the link to the Pittsburgh police report that includes the information published in this article: http://communitysafety.pittsburghpa.gov/AlertDetail.aspx?alertID=1575. In addition, here is the link where you can find the public court docket on this case, where all of these charges are listed: http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/MDJ.aspx If the charges are dropped, I will update the article. For now, this information is accurate according to what was provided by Pittsburgh police and the court system.
Erin Faulk January 31, 2013 at 01:59 PM
DSA, I had to delete your comment since it contained a personal attack. Please feel free to continue commenting, following the Patch Terms of Use. Thanks.
Joseph January 31, 2013 at 04:01 PM
"After an investigation, police arrested Edward Hawks, 43, of Beechview. Police also seized more than 122 illegal pills..."
Concerned Citizen January 31, 2013 at 04:43 PM
What are you talking about, "anybody"? They seized 122 pills, what does him being in front of his home have to do with it? What "stinks real bad about this situation" is that anyone would have a problem with him getting arrested. Inaccurate details? Innocent person violated? Really? The media and the police both conspired to make an innocent man look guilty in front of his own home, is that what you're suggesting? Apparently you know this guy or are a friend of his, that's fine, but it is what it is. Your post is nonsense. I'm glad they arrested him and I hope they continue to clean the garbage out of all our neighborhoods.

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