Whitehall Police Arrest Dormont Man on Drug Charges

A Dormont man was arrested Sunday in Whitehall Borough after an apparent overdose brought police and medical crews to a home.

A Dormont man was arrested on drug charges by Whitehall Borough police after an apparent overdose.

Whitehall Borough police officers arrived at a residence in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 9:47 a.m. on Sunday for a report of an unconscious male, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said.

Crews from Medical Rescue Team South Authority also came to the scene to find the man—identified as Nicholas Antonio Miller, 24, of Dormont—in a state of "ineffective breathing," Danko said.

Danko said that Miller was suffering from an apparent overdose of a controlled substance and that he was in possession of a syringe that contained what is suspected to be heroin.

Miller was treated and has been released from UPMC Mercy Hospital, Danko said. Whitehall police are charging Miller with possession of drug paraphernalia.

This article originally appeared on Baldwin-Whitehall Patch.

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MSgt. John DeLallo December 06, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Mayhaps this time they'll consider his prior history, and lock him up for his own good. Looks like September of last year wasn't a productive month for this youngster.
American Citizen December 06, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Perhaps you should read your law officers handbook over again. Maybe I missed the section where a police officer could also act as a judge & jury?
MSgt. John DeLallo December 06, 2012 at 10:31 PM
You read way too much into my short comment. "They" would be Zappala as prosecutor and the courts. Too much plea bargaining goes on. Police serve and protect. Zappala routinely puts crooks right back on the street. Ask any street cop what he thinks about our revolving door justice system. Hope this clarifies my comment for you.
American Citizen December 07, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Your right the police are hired to serve and protect, not judge and sentence. I hope that clarifies my response to your original comment.
MSgt. John DeLallo December 07, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Yes, sir. We are on exactly the same page. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.
Mary Ellen MacPherson December 07, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Many thanks to you MSgt DeLallo for doing a dangerous job and trying to protect the community from criminals, all too often out of their minds on drugs. Sometimes a conviction is the only way to get them help and protect the innocent as well.
American Citizen December 07, 2012 at 11:40 PM
It sounds like we are all on fhe same page. Keeping illegal drugs off the streets &!keeping the drug DEALERS behind bars will protect the innocent victims that get hooked on the illegal drugs that are way to easy to come by.
what12? December 08, 2012 at 01:10 AM
What happened in September last year
MSgt. John DeLallo December 08, 2012 at 05:30 PM
First of all, I am compelled to respond that I am not a sworn peace officer, but rather a retired NCO from the Air Force. If anyone is under the impression that I am now, or ever have been, a peace officer, please note that I am not now nor have I ever been. So far as what happened last September, there is an easily accessible website that you can look at to see if your "person of interest" has an arrest and or conviction record, including the charges, the ranking of the charges, and what punishment was meted out. The website is http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/MDJ.aspx MAKE CAREFUL NOTE, you may not use the information contained in the website to harrass or otherwise pester offenders. It is informational only.
MSgt. John DeLallo December 08, 2012 at 05:32 PM
No, no, no. I leave serving and protecting up to sworn peace officers. I am a retired Air Force NCO, and I am NOT now, nor have I ever been a sworn peace officer. I spent 20 years in the Air Force, pulled my Vietnam tour in theater, but not in country, and have done absolutely nothing that even remotely approached heroics.
SPI GUY December 08, 2012 at 10:57 PM
my dad did this for 35 years and his best advice was "dummy up"! Think about it...


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