Penn Hills man faces forfeiture notice

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A Penn Hills man with a history of convictions in federal court for drug dealing is again in trouble with federal authorities who have moved to forfeit more than $400,000, a vehicle and jewelry seized from him earlier this year as part of a drug investigation.

The U.S. attorney's office filed a forfeiture notice last week in the case of Jaison Troy Evans, 42, who was arrested Jan. 18 after police and federal agents raided his home and said they found 500 grams of heroin, cutting agents, packaging materials and other items consistent with drug trafficking.

Agents seized $443,000, a Lincoln Navigator which agents said Mr. Evans and his cohorts used to transport heroin for the last three years, and various items of jewelry they said he bought with drug money. Prosecutors have also moved to seize four bank accounts.

Mr. Evans has been convicted in federal court of drug dealing after prosecutions in 1998 and 2004.

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