A Cranberry man charged with selling heroin in the area is heading to the Butler County Court of Common Pleas.
Thomas R. Herdlick, 29, of Laurel Drive, was arrested last June by Cranberry Township police officers working with the Butler County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force as part of an investigation into the sale of heroin in Cranberry.
He is charged with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and two misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance, according to court documents.
After waiving after a preliminary hearing before District Judge David Kovach in Cranberry, he is set to be formally arraigned April 2. Although arraigned before Kovach last June, Herdlick’s preliminary hearing was held last week after being continued numerous times at the request of his attorney.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Cranberry Police, authorities began investigating Herdlick after a confidential informant told them Herdlick was selling heroin and cocaine in the area.
As part of the investigation, the informant met Herdlick at the Forest Park mobile home neighborhood off Powell Road in Cranberry last March and bought 10 stamp bags of heroin from him for $120, the complaint said.
During a second controlled buy last April, Herdlick again met the informant at the park and this time sold him five stamp bags of heroin for $75, the complaint said.
The evidence in both buys was then sent to the state police crime lab for chemical testing.
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