New Castle raid turns up guns, drugs and cash

New Castle drug raid
Photo courtesy of the New Castle Police Department

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) – A New Castle man is behind bars after police raided his Bleakley Avenue home on Friday, where police said they found cash, drugs and guns.

Robert Henley Sr. is facing charges of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of persons not to possess firearms and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the New Castle Police Department.

The raid was conducted by the New Castle Police Department Special Response Team, the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Special Investigative Unit, the Union Township Police Department and the Neshannock Township Police Department. The search warrant was a result of an investigation into the distribution of prescription pain medication by Henley, police said.

New Castle Police K-9 Champ was instrumental in locating over $15,800 in cash, which was hidden throughout the residence in heating vents, the freezer and several other locations, the release states.

Officers also seized prescription bottles with the labels removed containing numerous oxycodone tablets, plastic baggies containing marijuana, one .38 special handgun, one .44 caliber handgun, one Taser and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.

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