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Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 3:15 pm | Updated: 9:43 pm, Sat Mar 15, 2014.

Uniontown police, in conjunction with the state Attorney General’s office, raided a home in Uniontown Friday morning where they reportedly found a cache of drugs hidden inside a child’s lunch box.

As a result, Richard Antony McGee, 27, of 54 Downer Ave., Uniontown, was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of marijuana.

Officer Matthew Painter said police executed a search warrant at McGee’s Downer Avenue residence at 7:12 a.m., less than 100 yards from Chestnut Ridge Christian Academy.

When officers entered the home, they said they found McGee in an upstairs bedroom, where he was taken into custody without incident. Painter said police also discovered two children, including a 1-year-old, in adjacent bedrooms.

Painter said upon searching the house that 15 grams of cocaine were discovered in McGee’s bedroom, along with more than $250 and several marijuana cigarettes.

He said that officers also discovered more than five grams of cocaine inside a child’s lunch box in the kitchen, along with three bags of marijuana. Painter said a fourth bag of marijuana was recovered from the living room of the home.

Following his arrest, McGee reportedly told police that there should “be no more than 10 grams of powder in the house.”

Painter said McGee also told investigators that the only reason he sold cocaine was to pay for his house arrest.

McGee was placed in Fayette County Prison following his arraignment Friday afternoon.

He will face a preliminary hearing at a later date before Magisterial District Judge Michael Metros.

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