FEBRUARY 28, 2017

CONTACT: Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus, 412-350-4714


PITTSBURGH, PA - Sheriff William P. Mullen announces the apprehension of Tywan Napper, 33, of Dravosburg.  Napper was wanted on two separate family division warrants with arrears totaling over $5,000, which were issued in May of 2016.

This morning, Sheriff’s deputies developed information that Napper was residing at an address in the 1700th block of Worton Boulevard in West Mifflin Borough with his girlfriend.  Deputies approached the residence at approximately 9:00 a.m. and announced themselves repeatedly, to which Napper opened the front door.  Napper was immediately taken into custody without incident.  Upon arrest, deputies noticed a pungent odor of fresh marijuana coming from within the entryway of the home.  Napper explained that sleeping on the second floor were two young children, who deputies encountered while performing a safety sweep of the residence.

In addition to the children, deputies found a large amount of US currency and sandwich bags containing suspected marijuana on top of a mini-refrigerator in the master bedroom, which was in plain view.  Deputies also noticed a metal grinder containing suspected marijuana residue atop of the dresser in the bedroom.  Upon this discovery, deputies applied for a search warrant, which was granted by Judge David Cashman.

Upon a thorough search of the residence, deputies discovered over $6,000 in US Currency, 76 bricks of suspected heroin, 50 grams of suspected raw heroin, 11.3 ounces of suspected powder cocaine, 70 grams of suspected crack cocaine, a fully loaded Charter Arms camouflage .38 special revolver and indicia for both Napper and his girlfriend as being residents of the home.

Upon apprehension, deputies ran Napper for additional warrants and a criminal bench warrant out of District Magistrate Beth Mills’ Office was found with the charges of Manufacture, Delivery or Possession with Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Intent/Possess Controlled Substance by Person Not Registered and Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  The arrest warrant was issued on May 16, 2016 due to new charges regarding this incident. In the initial indictment from May 2015, Napper was the passenger of a vehicle, which was pulled over for traffic infractions. Officers viewed Napper throw an item from the passenger side window.  When officers retrieved the item, they found a Crown Royal bag with 201 stamp bags, 2 bags of raw heroin, a digital scale, rubber bands and packaging material known for the distribution of heroin.

Napper was transported to the Allegheny County Jail, where he will await arraignment on the new charges and then lodged on his outstanding criminal and family division warrants.  For media requesting a photo of Napper, please visit the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office website or our social media outlets.