Cash, guns, heroin netted in traffic stop
An adult and two juveniles were arrested in Duquesne on Wednesday after a traffic stop and brief police chase that netted cash, guns and heroin.
The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when police attempted to stop a vehicle for having expired inspection and emission stickers.
The vehicle fled from police and traveled for several blocks along Priscilla Avenue before it turned onto Fourth Street and came to a stop.
Two juveniles ran from the car when it stopped.
Police immediately apprehended one of them, a 16-year-old male from McKeesport, and recovered a .380- caliber automatic pistol from his waistband, according to police reports. The teen was charged with violating the Uniform Firearms Act.
The second juvenile ran from police, then got back in the vehicle, which again drove away from police before stopping a short time later.
When police approached the stopped vehicle a second time, the driver, Charise Stevenson, 30, of McKeesport, allegedly tried to discard two stacks of money containing a total of $9,556. In a subsequent search of Stevenson's purse, police said they recovered 14 stamp bags of heroin marked “Holy Grail” and “Skull Candy.”
Stevenson was charged with possession of heroin and possession with intent to deliver.
Police said the juvenile who ran and then returned to the car, identified as a 15-year-old male from McKeesport, was charged with violating the Uniform Firearms Act because they recovered a .380-caliber revolver in the area of his initial flight path.
Police said the three suspects were among five in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The other passengers were not charged.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- West Mifflin towing companies defend practices
- Officials envision reinvigorated Allegheny County Airport
- Truck smashes into house, driver arrested in Elizabeth Township
- North Versailles commissioners withhold fire tax funds, cite 1 company’s noncompliance
- Glassport honors native son as polka drummer
- Police confiscate heroin, phones, cash in North Versailles bust
- West Mifflin still looking for buyer for former municipal building
- U.S. Steel gives $60,000 to scholarship program to help Mon-Yough area schools
- West Mifflin Area moves to issue iPad minis to sixth-graders
- Meet the candidates for Mon-Yough area county and municipal races
- Clairton High gym rededicated in honor of late school board member