The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

February 14, 2014

Wife of drug dealing suspect arrested

FARRELL — Drug agents hoped Annette Y. Montague would show up Thursday at the preliminary hearing of her husband, Leroy Montague III, so they could arrest her.

She did and they did.

The charges against the Montagues stem from a Feb. 4 search of their home at 253 Hamilton Ave., Farrell. Mercer County Drug Task Force said 4.3 ounces of cocaine was found.

Leroy Montague, 44, stipulated at his preliminary hearing that prosecutors could show a crime occurred and he might have been involved, allowing charges of possession of cocaine, possession with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to commit all those charges to proceed to Mercer County Common Pleas Court.

District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, reduced Montage’s bond from $150,000 to $50,000, and Montague was returned to jail.

Annette Y. Montague, 49, was arraigned on the same offenses and released after posting bond. Her preliminary hearing was set for 1 p.m. Feb. 27 before Antos.

The task force obtained a sealed search warrant, keeping the affidavit that lists their evidence needed to obtain it out of public view.

The criminal complaints against the Montagues say drug agents found a gallon storage bag on the bedroom floor containing three equal-sized bags of cocaine. The total weight of the drug was 3 ounces, agents said.

A small amount of crack cocaine was found in Leroy Montague’s coat pocket.

In the kitchen, agents found two bags of cocaine – containing seven-tenths of an ounce and four-tenths of an ounce – baggie corners, in which cocaine often is packaged; digital scales; a glass measuring cup; and baking soda, which often is combined with cocaine in making crack, they said.

Montague acknowledged on his bond sheet that he is addicted to drugs.

Text Only
Local News
  • Intruder hurts woman, takes $5

    A home invasion in Hermitage Friday night sent an elderly woman to the hospital and netted the robber $5.

    July 27, 2014

  • national night out March against crime set for Aug. 5

    At the last Southwest Mercer County Regional Police Commission meeting, Chief Riley Smoot Jr. presented the number of incidents for each of the four communities in May.

    Farrell topped out at 819.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • high street trail Peaceful pathways

    History buffs and picnickers in the Shenango Valley won’t have to drive to Sharpsville to hang out at the old Erie Canal extension lock. They’ll soon have the option to walk or roll in on bicycles and even powered chairs to visit Canal Park near the outflow of Shenango Dam.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • balloonquest1 Balloon Quest celebrates 25 years

    Today is the final day of the 25th annual Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest at Scotland Meadows Park.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • News briefs from July 26, 2014

    Man faces bomb threat charges

    June building tops $4 million in Hermitage

    July 26, 2014

  • Elderly man survives plane crash

    An elderly man survived wrecking his plane into a bank, then landing into a wetland, about 200 feet south of Runway 28 at Grove City Regional Airport in Springfield Township on Friday.

    July 26, 2014

  • Dontae Rashad Pinkins Man arrested for April gunfight

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April gunfight with another man in a Sharon alley.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearing changed in starving case

    The time and place for the preliminary hearing of a Greenville mom accused of starving and beating her 7-year-old young son has been changed.

    July 26, 2014

  • Schell working on mural Drawn to Mexico

    Jason Schell probably is not exaggerating when he says that millions of people have seen his art.

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Farrell man, 24, arrested on warrant in connection with April shooting

    Federal marshals and local police arrested Dontae Rashad Pinkins Thursday on a warrant accusing him of involvement in an April shootout in Sharon.

    Pinkins, 24, of Farrell, is in Mercer County Jail after failing to post bond on gun charges.

    Additional details to follow.

    July 25, 2014

  • Firm will study timing of traffic signals

    Hermitage commissioners on Wednesday hired Whitman, Requardt and Associates LLP to study the timing scheme of traffic signals along parts of Hermitage Road and East State Street.

    July 25, 2014

  • 3 area fire depts. awarded grants

    Three area fire departments will share in more than $590,000 in grants meant to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced.

    July 25, 2014

  • One suspect in home shooting is jailed

    The first of three suspects police say were involved in an attempted robbery that ended in a shooting is in jail.

    July 25, 2014

  • Dancing kids K.I.D.S. day

    Hoping to reach children at just the right age, when they are old enough to understand but not past the point where it may be too late, Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission counselors held an “alternative activities” day at the courthouse Thursday, complete with music and dancing, hot dogs and treats, games and T-shirts.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Better security Grant available to boost security in district courts

    County officials are looking to quickly upgrade security systems in the five district judge offices, not due to an increase in risk, but because current systems are antiquated and there is a short window to apply for some financial help with the costs.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo