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Men Accused Of Selling Heroin In Burger King Play Area

NORTH VERSAILLES (KDKA) -- Two men are in the Allegheny County Jail after police said they were caught selling heroin in the play area of a North Versailles fast food restaurant.

The two men are brothers, and police say one of the men brought his 6-year-old son along with him.

Otis Pegues, 31, of East Pittsburgh, and Marlan Byars, 28,of West Mifflin, were arrested on drug, conspiracy and related charges.

They were arrested, investigators said, in the kids' playground area of the North Versailles Burger King.

Police say Byars had his 6-year-old son with him at the time.

According to police, Pegues set up the buy with an undercover officer. He was allegedly planning to sell 20 bricks of heroin for $4,600.

The drugs and money were recovered.

Holding her young daughter in her arms, one woman reacted to the arrest saying, "It makes me nervous. I've taken my kids [to the Burger King] before, but I probably won't be taking them there again."

A man in North Versailles said, "It's real sad, but nothing happens around here anymore that surprises me."

The undercover investigation was conducted by North Versailles and Swissvale Police Departments, working with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Police said undercover officers had made previous heroin buys from Pegues during the past two weeks at both the North Versailles Walmart and the Kmart stores.

In addition to drug and conspiracy charges, both men face charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

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