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Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Police in Duquesne arrested two men Wednesday afternoon after heroin was discovered in their vehicle during a traffic stop.

The driver, Frederick Knight, 19, and passenger Clayton McCray, 18, both of Pittsburgh, were charged with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver heroin and criminal conspiracy after 260 stamped packets of the drug were recovered from the car.

Police said they initially stopped the suspects in the area of Route 837 and Hoffman Boulevard at about 3:30 p.m. because their vehicle showed signs of front-end damage and was believed to have possibly been involved in a hit-and-run accident a few days earlier.

Neither suspect was licensed to drive the car, which turned out to be a rental vehicle. Police were impounding the car when they discovered the heroin packets, stamped with the word “overdose,” within the vehicle.

Police said McCray was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana and is being charged with possession of that substance. Both suspects are also charged with tampering with evidence and various motor vehicle charges.

No word was available on whether the car was the one suspected of being in the earlier accident.

Knight and McCray are both being held in Allegheny County Jail on $5,000 bail. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for May 14 in Turtle Creek.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or eslagle@tribweb.com.

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