DA: 46 pounds of coke seized after Pa. hotel focus

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Local and federal law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate after 46 pounds of cocaine worth about $10.5 million was seized and three men were arrested in searches that began with surveillance of a suburban Pittsburgh hotel.

Monroeville police began watching the Days Inn after complaints about drug activity and recent overdoses in the suburb about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Police followed a vehicle from the hotel to a home in neighboring Penn Hills on Tuesday, and the resulting searches through Wednesday have yielded the cocaine and three arrests.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for the men allegedly linked to the drugs, 42-year-olds Leland Cobbs, of Pittsburgh and William Wilson, of Penn Hills; and 36-year-old Mexican national Faustino Rodriguez.

Federal agents are trying to determine whether the drugs are connected to a Mexican cartel.

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