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Whitehall Police Use Informant to Arrest Heroin Dealer

Arrest happened on Nov. 19 along Streets Run Road.

A SWAT team was ready, but it turns out that it wasn't necessary to bring down a heroin dealer in Whitehall Borough in mid-November, Whitehall police Chief Donald R. Dolfi said.

Police arrested Joshua Gunter, 24, of 455 Streets Run Rd. in Whitehall, on Nov. 19 after Dolfi said that a confidential informant engaged in a "drug-buy" with Gunter at Gunter's residence that afternoon.

Dolfi said that police officers from the nearby Baldwin Borough, Bethel Park and Mt. Lebanon police departments, as well as a Castle Shannon K-9 unit, joined Whitehall police on Nov. 19. Groups from those and other municipalities helped to form a South Hills Area Council of Governments SWAT team prior to the arrest that day, but Dolfi said that the SWAT team was deemed not to be necessary since the arrest of Gunter occurred outside.

Gunter sold the informant heroin while police were stationed nearby witnessing the transaction, Dolfi said. At that point, they executed arrest and search warrants on Gunter and on his residence, finding drug paraphernalia and more heroin at 455 Streets Run.

Dolfi said that his officers had been working on this case for a little more than a month after receiving information of possible drug activity at Gunter's home.

"All the work paid off," the chief said.

Gunter has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Read through other Whitehall police items here.

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cc December 08, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Drive, Baldwin at their finest is busting dui's. ne12ukid, aka ml, you are a total loser, will not respond to anything you write anymore, go away. Want me to go find all the quotes on you attacking people as you keep records on everyone on the patch and they have attacked you back. Like on the feral cats that you said" people in the medical profession have told you that one of your neighbors is crazy, which goes against HIPPA laws, how you live off 2,500 a month, am rich, then cry poor on another post, am a retired teacher, then say your not a teacher. seems all you are is a trouble maker, and can't blame your neighbors from running away from you when your outside as they don't want to deal with the nut job that you are. let not forget that you can go to drs, hospitals, get mri's dentist, eyeglasses, , go though airport security and never have to show id for anything cause your so special (mental). Then on other articles you cry boo hoo cause you can't afford to pay your meds. Your nothing but a loser and just ignore anything you write ml, aka leona, ne12ukid, and all the other names on the Patch that you have made up just to agree with yourself so you can pat yourself on the back as others think your a loser.
cc December 08, 2012 at 12:38 PM
driver what I also know it is much safer to live in Whitehall then Baldwin.
NE12Ukid December 08, 2012 at 02:43 PM
"THAN", not THEN. Yes, cc, I would LOVE it if you would post the comments with dates and/or links to the lies you have delusionally claimed about me. Start with: ``` you said" people in the medical profession have told you that one of your neighbors is crazy, which goes against HIPPA laws, ``` how you live off 2,500 a month, ``` am a retired teacher, ``` go though airport security and never have to show id for anything cause your so special (mental). ```cry boo hoo cause you can't afford to pay your meds And while you are at it, tell us all the truth about the claims you made about drug deals in Baldwin. (Brownsville Rd up by Brentwood) LOL!
NE12Ukid December 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Safer for everyone in Baldwin at least! LOL
NE12Ukid December 08, 2012 at 08:59 PM
In this holiday season, as well as all year, THANKS to all our law enforcement officers, such as Baldwin Borough: http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yoursouthhills/yoursouthhillsmore/3002227-87/borough-council-police-baldwin-members-board-chief-scott-officers-week#axzz2EUo31dzi

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