Pittsburgh police find 13,000 heroin stamp bags during drug bust

Pittsburgh police find 13,000 heroin stamp bags during drug bust
Aaron Gale was arrested after a drug bust at a home in Troy Hill turned up tens of thousands of stamp bags of heroin. (Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

PITTSBURGH — Narcotics detectives with the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Squad found 13,000 stamp bags of heroin, a pistol, various pills and cash during a bust at a Pittsburgh home, authorities said.

Police said that at about 11 a.m. Thursday, detectives raided the home in the Troy Hill neighborhood. Investigators said they were serving a warrant after receiving multiple complaints from neighbors who believed drugs were sold out of the home, WPXI reported.

During the search, police found 13,000 stamp bags of heroin, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, Percocet, MDMA and a large amount of cash.

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Aaron Gale, 26, was arrested at the scene and is facing federal drug trafficking charges.

After Gale’s arrest, police said they moved to a second location, where they found more heroin along with cocaine, WPXI reported.