Couple waives preliminary hearing in child endangerment and drug case

By Amanda Klein | October 2, 2018

A Mckees Rocks couple will be heading to Common Pleas Court on serious drug and child endangerment charges after waiving their right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning.

According to court documents 26-year-old Melvina Little and 28 year-old Terrance Livingston, kept crack cocaine and marijuana within easy reach of six small children inside their Uansa Village apartment. Both are charged with possession with intent to deliver and endangering the welfare of children.


Allegheny County Housing Authority Police along with state drug agents found several baggies containing crack cocaine, a black digital scale, a small amount of marijuana, and over $700 in cash during a June 1 search of the apartment.

One bag of cocaine and a small amount marijuana was found on the top of a dresser and another was located under the bed, both located in the couple’s bedroom, according to a criminal complaint.  Both Little and Livingston admitted in an interview with police that they took “preventative measures in order to keep the children away from the narcotics,” despite the drugs being found within easy reach of the small children.

The couple also admitted to selling drugs out of their Section 8 apartment. The couple told police they “Pick up 8 balls for $175. Livingston and Little stated they make over ‘three-hundred dollars from the sale of a single 8 ball,'” the complaint said.

Their next court date is scheduled for Nov. 16.

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