State drug agents arrest two men for selling cocaine and recover over $100k in cash

By Amanda Klein | November 9, 2018

Three Pittsburgh men are facing serious drug charges after an investigation by state drug agents led to their arrests and the seizure of one kilogram of cocaine, more than $116,000 in cash and a handgun.

According to court documents, agents with the Attorney General’s Office monitored a cell phone that was used by Sharron Fields. 49, of Pittsburgh.

Agents observed Fields meeting with Keith Quarles, 59, of Pittsburgh, at a location in Wiklinsburg.  After the brief meeting Quarles drove off and was stopped by police.  Authorities alleged they found three $50 crack rocks in his hat.

After conducting a traffic stop on the car Fields was driving, police found two ounces of crack cocaine and about $20,000, an affidavit said.

Police also found one kilogram of cocaine, almost $97,000 cash, money counters and packaging material, drug paraphernalia including digital scales, and a .9 mm handgun after searching three homes associated with Fields.

“I’m working to keep Pennsylvanians safe in neighborhoods, and taking down illegal drug operations like this one is a part of that mission. Drug dealers push poison into our communities, increasing the effects of the heroin and opioid epidemics, and putting us all at risk,” said Attorney General Shapiro.

Both men are charged with corrupt organization, possession, and possession with intent to deliver and  have been released on bail pending a Nov. 19 preliminary hearing.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com

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