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Ex-Pa. police officer 'stole seized drugs'


By Jonathan D. Silver
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH — The Washington County district attorney's office yesterday charged a former Fallowfield police officer with stealing thousands of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana seized as part of a 2006 case he investigated.

Allen E. Pettit, 46, of Springdale Township, was charged with a half-dozen crimes including theft and perjury. He was arrested outside his house yesterday morning and jailed on $50,000 straight bond.

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