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Canonsburg Man Arrested on Drug Charges

His bail was set at $50,000.

Editor's note: Information about Mr. Chronister's preliminary hearing was corrected at 11:53 a.m.

Savvy police work helped lead to the arrest Friday of a suspected drug dealer in Canonsburg, Mayor David H. Rhome said.

Canonsburg police charged Eric Chronister, 29, with possession of drugs, possession of drugs with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested Friday after police served a search warrant on his home and discovered pounds of marijuana compressed in bricks, as well as paraphernalia, the Observer-Reporter indicated.

Chronister was arraigned before district Judge David Mark, who remanded him to the Washington County Jail on $50,000 bond, according to online court records.

Chronister is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on the charges at 10:30 a.m. Thursday before Mark.

"Getting drugs out of our communities is of the utmost importance to me as mayor," Rhome said. "Great police work came into play here."

Amanda Gillooly January 29, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Yep, you are absolutely correct! For some reason, my brain thinks the 31st is Friday. Please allow me to correct that error now! And if I may be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to call me at 724-510-5659. Thanks again!!
Jessica Chronister January 29, 2013 at 04:56 PM
thank you!
Amanda Gillooly January 29, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Thank YOU!!
Amanda Gillooly January 29, 2013 at 10:26 PM
John, I had to delete your comment because it contained a personal attack. If you'd like to reword and resubmit, please do!
chris nazarek January 30, 2013 at 09:12 PM
This should be taken down, post a article about something that really is damaging to the community, disgusted!
Amanda Gillooly January 30, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Chris, we report on all sorts of issues—but I maintain that this story is newsworthy and of interest to many in the community. If I may be of further assistance please do not hesitate to call me. My number is above.
lmao January 31, 2013 at 05:24 PM
lol
lmao January 31, 2013 at 05:26 PM
everyone wants u to take the story down cause its their friends. honestly we need these drugs off the streets and the drug dealers!!! this is getting pretty rediculous i mean this is why kids are getting on drugs cause dealers keep it in our community
lmao January 31, 2013 at 05:26 PM
umm this is damaging our community
TW February 26, 2013 at 03:24 PM
marijuana is about to be legal tobacco is far more worst

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