2 accused of drug possession in Greensburg | TribLIVE.com

Two Allegheny County men are accused of drug possession after, Greensburg police say, one of them had five bricks of heroin at Autumn Brook Apartments last week.

Denzell Lavelle Snead, 22, of Elizabeth Township, and Isaiah Johnson, 22, of Swissvale are charged with possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility and other offenses. Neither had an attorney listed in online court records.

City police say they were following up on tips from a concerned citizen and a confidential informant about suspected drug activity at the Luzerne Street apartments on May 13. Officers spotted a Chevrolet sedan circle the area at 3:45 p.m. and stop near the main office, according to court papers.

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Diocese of Greensburg closes churches, limits funerals, baptisms, confessions

The Diocese of Greensburg has announced that it is closing all church buildings until further notice, with a few exemptions during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bishop Edward C. Malesic said baptisms and weddings should be delayed if possible and all funerals should take place at the cemetery with a memorial mass scheduled for a later date.

In addition to all previous directives, the following guidelines and mandates apply to all parishes, parish priests, parish administrators and deacons, parish churches and all public chapels:

•All parish churches and public chapels are to be closed until further notice, except in those cases listed below.

•The Sacrament of Reconciliation should be limited to those in serious need. Confessions should be arranged by appointment.

•Baptisms are to be delayed, if possible. However, should baptism be required, no more than 10 people, including clergy, are permitted to be present, taking extreme caution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

•Weddings should be delayed, if possible. However, should a wedding occur during this time of threat, no more than 10 people, including clergy, are permitted to be present. Proper social distancing must be maintained.

Bishop Edward C. Malesic said baptisms and weddings should be delayed if possible and all funerals should take place at the cemetery with a memorial mass scheduled for a later date.

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