The son of former Pittsburgh Steelers great Carlton Haselrig was reportedly arrested during a drug bust Tuesday that police say went down in the parking lot of a Westmoreland County Giant Eagle and netted $90,000 in raw fentanyl.
Police said that Cortez Haselrig, of Johnstown, was a “heavy supplier of raw fentanyl in Westmoreland County,” and that they arrested him Tuesday with 160 grams of the substance just a half-hour after the store in Ligonier closed, WPXI Pittsburgh reported.
Police said a confidential informant let them know that Haselrig would be bringing 50 grams of raw fentanyl — WPXI said that is enough for 2,500 packets — to the parking lot. The site reported that Haselrigh fought police, injuring one officer, while they were attempting to detain him.
Following the arrest, police say they found another 110 grams of the drug in a search of Haselrig’s Johnstown home.
WPXI said the officer suffered an injury to his hand and is OK. The site said Haselrig is in jail on $500,000 bail and is set to appear in court next week.
Carlton Haselrig, who died in 2020, was a legendary athlete from Johnstown. He is the only person to win six NCAA wrestling titles — three in Division II and three in Division I. He was a 12th-round pick of the Steelers in the 1989 draft, and went on to play for the team through the 1993 season.
He was a Pro Bowl pick in 1992.