Traffic stop in Dravosburg leads to drug arrest
A traffic stop by police in Dravosburg resulted in an arrest and the recovery of 23 packets of suspected heroin.
Dijuan Bray, 20, of McKeesport was arrested about 10:30 p.m. on Thursday in the area of the tunnel on Curry Hollow Road and charged for possession of heroin, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession with intent to deliver.
Bray — who was allegedly in possession of heroin, marijuana, two cellphones and $1,490 in cash — was a passenger in a gold Chevy Malibu that police had stopped.
Police said detectives initiated the stop when they saw the car's headlights turn off as it entered the tunnel.
Police said the driver, McKeesport resident Douglas Coburn, 18, did not have a license. He and others in the car were asked to exit as police prepared to have the vehicle towed.
It was during a patdown of the car's occupants that police found the drugs and other items on Bray.
McKeesport police Lt. Chris Halaszynski said the arrest was the result of “detectives doing good work, acting when they see something out of the norm. Their awareness led to a stop that took more narcotics off the street.”
Police are citing Coburn for driving without a license and driving without headlights.
Bray is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing before West Mifflin Magisterial District Judge Richard D. Olasz Jr. on Thursday.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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