Central Catholic Counselor Busted in Forest Hills for Selling Heroin
Forest Hills police have arrested Kelly Scherer, 36.
Central Catholic High School's guidance counselor is being accused of selling heroin from her Forest Hills apartment.
Forest Hills police have charged Kelly Scherer, 36, with conspiracy, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession with the intent to deliver and two counts of prohibited acts.
According to KDKA, Scherer, the counselor at the Oakland private school, is accused of dealing heroin and selling it to an undercover police officer.
According to WPXI, police found about 150 needles and at least 50 stamp bags of suspected heroin in her Sumner Avenue apartment at the time of her arrest.
A statement released from Central Catholic said Scherer had been suspended due to "unsatisfactory job performance" and was not acting as the school's counselor at the time of her arrest.
Scherer also is facing a Jan. 22 non-jury trial in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on a felony count of false/fraudulent medical assistance claim filed by the state attorney general's office, according to the Post Gazette.
Scherer currently is being held at the Allegheny County Jail. Her bail has been set at $25,000. As of Friday evening, she had not posted bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing before District Justice Thomas Caulfield has been scheduled for Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.