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Woman charged with selling heroin

by The Indiana Gazette on September 09, 2011 2:45 AM

Members of the Indiana County Drug Task Force have charged a Burrell Township woman with selling 20 stamp bags of heroin to a police informant in March.

Brittany Ann McCune, 21, is facing two counts of possession with intent to deliver, two counts of criminal use of a communication facility, and single counts each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy.

According to task force members, an informant bought 10 stamp bags of heroin worth $200 from three people in a car at the Resort Plaza Walmart on March 1.

While McCune wasn't the one who exchanged the drugs for money, she was driving the car in which the transaction took place, task force members said in charging documents.

And then on March 3, an informant purchased another 10 stamp bags worth $200 from McCune in a Black Lick home, according to charging documents

McCune, who also had an outstanding bench warrant on charges of driving under the influence, was arrested Wednesday.

She was later arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Jennifer Rega and placed in Indiana County Jail in lieu of two $25,000 straight cash bonds.

McCune is the granddaughter of Blairsville Mayor Joe Caugherty.

In both instances, another person was the intended target of the undercover transactions.

Charges against the other person are pending.

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