Two Cal U Hockey Players from Baldwin Arrested

The brothers are accused of running a marijuana operation, according to reports.

Two California University of Pennsylvania ice hockey players were arrested in a drug bust on Tuesday, according to WPXI.

Steve Powell and his brother Jesse, reportedly brothers from Baldwin, are accused of having marijuana shipped to their 2nd Street house in Washington County from the state of California and then selling it.

The brothers both played ice hockey for Baldwin High School. Jesse was the team's leading scorer during the 2011-12 season when Baldwin won a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League section title. He also helped a Baldwin team to win an Amateur Athletic Union state championship in roller hockey.

Police seized at least seven pounds of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

A university student told WPXI that the 2nd Street house is the "unofficial Cal U hockey house" and that "a lot of team members live there."


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Proud Baldwin Parent April 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Absolutely Chris. One of the few on here that understand they did something wrong and should face the music!
Proud Baldwin Parent April 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM
It must be a waste of tax dollars to set up speed traps or check points then too. I mean what is the worst that could happen, right? Getting high from your dealer never caused any harm to anyone, right? No one has ever died from getting in a car high and driving which caused an accident, right? Keep your heads up boys for sure because you are just two law abiding citizens trying to get ahead in life by doing something illegal. Must be the new way to be an upstanding citizen in the U.S.A.!
Baldwin Dad April 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Tabloids get sued all the time for publishing stuff without credible proof. Those of you that are complaining about the deleted posts should contact the publisher directly with your proof so it can be examined. Otherwise just share your opinions and move on.
cc April 18, 2013 at 10:39 PM
Just seen on KDKA, they plead not guilty and along with the 7 lbs of marijuana they seized 13,000. What college students have that kind of money laying around if not dealing drugs. This is only the beginning of the mess they put themselves in and next Federal will be stepping about what was sent though the mail.
Mike April 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM
Baldwin Parent===> Please enlighten me with some true statistics between driving while under the influence of alcohol and the mortality rates and then do the same for marijuana. You will be quite surprised at your findings. Until you have done the research, do not believe what our precious government and the media tells you. Oh yea and Wikipedia is not a valid source!!!
Mike April 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM
This is in no way shape or form a "Gate way Drug" Stop living in your 1940's way of thinking. People are naturally programed to do things. These young adults, adolescents and teens make their own decisions. I think that this proud parent has no idea what their child or young adult is even doing! Did you know that 1 out of every 3 Americans ages 16 and up have TRIED it. Don't be a hypocrite, I'm sure that you grew up in or around the 60/70/80's. Oh and if you are pro-religion and sheltering your children, good luck to them in College. I have been there, it is CRAZY.
cc April 19, 2013 at 12:07 AM
By RYAN JASLOW / CBS NEWS/ February 10, 2012, 10:05 AM Marijuana-smoking motorists twice as likely to crash cars "(CBS) Marijuana smokers may want to put down the pipe before picking up their car keys. A new study shows smoking a doobie nearly doubles your risk of crashing your car. What's more, the drivers in the study were not necessarily baking behind the wheel. The study found using marijuana within three hours of driving raised risks for accidents 1.75 times, compared with crash rates among sober drivers. "Despite being regulated in many jurisdictions, cannabis (marijuana) is the most widely used illicit substance in the world," the authors write in the study, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the British Medical Journal. These results suggest, "that cannabis impairs performance of the cognitive and motor tasks necessary for safe driving, increasing the risk of collision." http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57374568-10391704/marijuana-smoking-motorists-twice-as-likely-to-crash-cars/
squidward April 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM
some of you people just sound so stupid. you act like youve never ever made a mistake in your perfect little lives
PITT#983 April 19, 2013 at 03:58 AM
You are right squidward (love the screen name) people on here have made mistakes I'm sure especially in our youth. I know I made a couple (summaries) BUT being caught with receiving 7 POUNDS of marijuana through the mail, $13,000 in cash and other paraphilia are felonies possession with intend to deliver along with the federal offense since it was sent and received through the mail. Sorry people having a nickel bag is personal use and will get you a summary. 7 POUNDS IS NOT personal use and will get you a felony charge. Everyone on here who thinks it is not a big deal to smoke it or deal it are entitled to their opinions BUT the law says it is a crime. For those that have defended these guys on this forum my best advise to you is write your local congressman and help push for legislation to change the LAWS! Until then, I am so sorry that it is not legal to smoke, possess and distribute marijuana. But of course these are "just college students". Lastly for those of you who think dealing marijuana doesn't lead to dealing "bigger" drugs...you are naïve. It will absolutely lead to other drugs. Bigger $$, better lifestyle, etc. Hopefully these guys get their s@#t straight after this because while some may think it is "ok" to smoke a joint or hit a bong I seriously doubt you want your child dealing drugs for a living even if it is "natural and grown from the ground" 1*
Baldwin Dad April 19, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Well put PITT#983. This was certainly not a "slap on the wrist" offense, which is the statement that caused this debate in the first place. I certainly don't live my life on a high horse. I made plenty of mistakes in my youth. However, in my opinion, their mistake deserves more than a slap on the wrist.
Parent of former teenagers April 19, 2013 at 04:57 PM
I am a parent of two who a few years back were teenagers. They went to Baldwin. One fell into bad company of another student at the high school. They went out and they got into some mischief. They were arrested and prosecuted. The other kid's parents got him a high priced lawyer to possibly get him relieved of the charges and punishment. We chose not to go that route. Both were punished. Mine got less community service time than the one with the lawyer. Oh well. My kid did the service and then some, we paid the fine and my kid learned from this episode in his very young life. He never got into trouble again. He also was familiar with some of the others from the high school who got into trouble including drugs, burglary, stolen property, etc. whose charges basically went away. They have gotten into more trouble. And they brag about it on social media. So these brothers have been arrested and the evidence was right there. Hopefully, they will get the punishment they deserve and what the law allows. Perhaps they will learn a good lesson. If not, who knows ... they could go on to cocaine, heroin, oxycodone and worse (if they haven't already). I hope they get the punishment and learn from this.
Proud Baldwin Parent April 19, 2013 at 09:34 PM
cc, great article from CBS about marijuana and the affects on driving.
Proud Baldwin Parent April 19, 2013 at 09:35 PM
I see where you are going with this AH and have my questions as well!
Proud Baldwin Parent April 19, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Mike, this is a gateway drug and it isn't hard to figure out. I know these kids make decisions, but quit making excuses and realize it is illegal. I don't care what you say or call me because these kids were not buying to smoke up, but rather to sell and get paid. My kids are not angels and neither was I, but I was not a DRUG DEALER and neither are my kids. I know what they do, but don't know all and am darn sure that is they were doing this and go caught, they would pay dearly by the law and me as well. I also could care less about 1 out of 3 kids trying it. Not everyone smokes up or even tries it so quit proclaiming that I should have because I grew up in a certain amount of years. I do know my kids and am a PARENT and not my child's FRIEND like it sounds like some of the people posting on here are.
Proud Baldwin Parent April 19, 2013 at 09:58 PM
This isn't a little mistake. This is 7 lbs of weed, $13,000 in a college house and plenty of other paraphernalia to go with it per WTAE.http://www.wtae.com/news/local/washington/California-University-of-Pa-hockey-players-charged-in-drug-bust/-/10932154/19782324/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/14sc36j/-/index.html This is a federal crime and not a little dime bag here. I don't see where you people are coming from. These kids are not teenagers, but young adults and made their choice. They will get hit with the law and what it has to offer them and they deserve it.
Proud Baldwin Parent April 19, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Also, PITT#983 put it perfectly.
Common Sense April 25, 2013 at 03:43 AM
I can't believe that people are really supporting claims that these two drug dealers should only get a slap on the wrist or that the police are wrong for picking on these two for their actions. Get a clue and get a life for all of you that suppor this. It is not the 1940's as one poster claimed, but it is a gateway drug. I can tell you about several former friends who started with weed and ended doing pills or worse and in rehab or dead. Drugs are illegal to possess and sell. Hold these two accountable and get the drugs off our streets and out of our community. We need to start supporting the men and woman who are put in place to serve and protect us. Quit bashing the police who risk their lives daily to keep us safe so we can live our lives and enjoy our freedoms. If you crack down on these little crimes, then the more dangerous crimes won't come here. Where there are drugs, there are guns and where there are guns there is violence. PLEASE STOP SUPPORTING & ENABLING THOSE WHO BREAK THE LAW. HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS!!!
Common Sense April 25, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Everyone makes mistakes. We all were held accountable for these mistakes and then learned lessons through the consequences so that we wouldn't do it again. No one learns lessons from free passes, especially as serious of this offense. Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time. ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!
Common Sense April 25, 2013 at 03:53 AM
Quit focusing on the 2%. You single out a few individuals out of a class of 3-400 students. This world sucks today because everyone wants to focus on all the negative things going on instead of the good.
Common Sense April 25, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Alcohol is also a drug. It is also legal to consume at the age of 21 in moderation. Weed is illegal in the state of PA and they should be held accountable just like people who drink underage or drive under the influence of alcohol. We have laws, abide by them or pay the consequences.... ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!!!!
Common Sense April 25, 2013 at 03:57 AM
Agreed, but please hold them accountable...;)
Baldwin Guy April 26, 2013 at 03:43 PM
How about instead, we change the law?
PITT#983 April 27, 2013 at 04:47 AM
Go ahead Baldwin Guy and start sphere heading the charge for legalization! Let me know in 10 years how that goes for you. I simply can not believe someone is ok with this!! You blow my mind UNLESS you dabble in the same activity? Just wondering... It is one thing to say " oh some one had a "small amount" BUT 7 fricking pounds! As Keeshawn Johnson says on ESPN "C'MON MAN!"
Baldwin Guy April 29, 2013 at 02:10 PM
This movement is already underway. If you watch the news you can see other states and cities changing laws already. My thing isn't so much to legalize, but to focus on violent and sexual criminals instead of some kids selling six pounds of a plant that has never yet been proven to kill one person.
Grim Reaper April 29, 2013 at 08:40 PM
A plant that never killed one person? Guess you forgot all the people killed in disputes over not getting paid, others trying to rip off the product, turf wars ( you're selling on my corner, I really needed a high so I sold my sister. This is the plant that never hurt anyone, right.
PITT#983 April 30, 2013 at 03:45 AM
Your on point Reaper! Also read the following articles Baldwin Guy http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/health/story/20http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57374568-10391704/marijuana-smoking-motorists-twice-as-likely-to-crash-cars/12-02-09/Marijuana-users-twice-as-likely-to-cause-car-crash/53031202/1 To your point about "legalization" there are currently 18 states that have legalized "Medical Marijuana" use NOT casual use or more importantly having 7 pounds shipped for with the intent to distribute for a profit. Again lets think about this for a minute...if you had a neighbor who you thought was abusing a child/spouse either physically or sexually you would call the police right? Now you have a neighbor who you suspect is selling marijuana because you see people always at the house, possibly have seen a transaction take place, loud parties taking place and so on. Maybe you have kids or possibly a nephew or niece at your house. You also know that most of the time there are drugs many times there are guns involved. I could go on but I hope you see the point here... You are saying you would not care and you would not call the police about this activity taking place in your neighborhood right next door to you??? If you called the police and they said "hey we have other crime to look for and selling marijuana is NOT important". These are ADULTS not KIDS. A quick recap, your argument is totally flawed on all aspects other than you just don't think its important
PITT#983 May 01, 2013 at 05:03 AM
Ok Baldwin Guy well your article is from a "pro marijuana" news outlet while mine were from an actual news agencies so enough said there. You never answered the question...would you want these guys living next to you selling marijuana?? As far as you have never seen a "trade" ( it a buy) involving a firearm well all I can say is you aren't an LEO and therefore you probably haven't encountered it. Just say you " I think it should be legal." The rest of the stuff you are writing is just simply wrong. If they legalized dope it would make our job easier! Lastly, looking back on a post from 4-17-13 you wrote: And another thing, all you people who say they should get the book thrown at them - imagine if it was your kid. You would be running to the other side of this debate. Would I support my kid...yes with a lawyer...would I be jumping up and down saying "this is no big deal its only 7 pounds of marijuana which is grown naturally out of the ground." NO! All my kids know... you screw up, you pay WHATEVER price comes with it! Of course there are more violent and worse crimes but LEO's do not choose which crimes they will handle that particular day. 1*
baldwinneighborhood May 01, 2013 at 12:10 PM
I can't believe people are still commenting on this.. LOL. These kids are going to have to pay a hefty fine and they'll probably be expelled from school, but what does it matter to any of you? Get a life and stop worrying about what other people are doing in theirs. If you're worried about your kids buying from drug dealers, keep a closer watch on your kids. And as someone mentioned before, if you're an overbearing parent, you are in for a rude awakening when/if your kids go on to college.
PITT#983 May 02, 2013 at 09:05 PM
Thanks for your 2 cents neighborhood. I will certainly keep your opinions in mind next time I decide to comment on a given subject. I don't really give a rats a@* about either one of these "adults" other than I hope for their sake they wise up and live wonderful lives. This comment section is just for that "to comment." Actually more of a debate and not really even about these two but to the actual legalization of marijuana, the affect on society, laws pertaining to marijuana, police action required, etc. Just like a TV show or a song you do not like... turn the station and don't watch or listen. Thanks again for your 2 cents.1*
baldwinneighborhood May 02, 2013 at 09:22 PM
You're welcome :)


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