Latifah Muhammad

73-Year-Old Grandfather & 20-Year-Old Grandson Arrested In $12K Heroin Bust


Grandfathers are known to teach their grandsons lots of things, like how to push $12,000 worth of heroin. Unfortunately, he wasn’t as well versed on how not to get busted.Authorities raided the Pittsburgh home of Albert Martin, 73, and his 20-year-old grandson, Troy Martin Friday (June 13) culminating a three-month undercover sting.

From WPXI:

 Authorities arrested a grandfather and his grandson, and seized $13,000 in drugs early Friday morning during a drug raid at a Hill District home.

According to police, Albert Martin, 73, and Troy Martin, 20, will face drug charges after detectives found them with heroin, cocaine, cash and drug packaging materials inside a Mercer Street home.

Plainclothes officers investigated the home for three months after complaints of drug activity and two days ago, officers secured search warrants.

Zone 2 officers and SWAT members raided the home at 6 a.m. Friday, finding Troy and Albert Martin inside, according to police.


Authorities allegedly found 24 bricks of heroine worth $12,000 in addition to $1,000 worth of coke, $4,220 in cash, and two guns.

Both face drug charges, but the grandson was slapped with additional counts for weapons possession.

Photo: WPXI

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