Donora traffic stop nets drug arrests
Three Valley residents are facing drug charges after Donora police found suspected heroin in their vehicle during a traffic stop around 5 p.m. Monday.
Donora police charged Shaun Christopher Kovacs, 25, of 320 Henry St., Belle Vernon, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, suspected heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nathan Charles Cameron, 22, of 65 Delsandro Drive, Donora, was charged with manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.
Cameron and Kovacs were arraigned at 8 p.m. before Magisterial District Judge James Ellis via video and remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bond. A third suspect, Frank W. Spahr, 26, of 307 West 10th St., Donora, was placed in the Washington County Correctional Facility on a probation warrant and will be charged at a later date, police said.
Donora police observed a black Chevrolet Cobalt traveling north in the 1300 block of Marelda Avenue with a burned out right brake light.
Police stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Kovacs.
Spahr identified himself as Ricky Fine although police identified him as Spahr, who had active warrants out of Washington County Adult Probation.
The passenger's compartment had an odor of burnt marijuana, police reported. Given permission by Kovacs to search the vehicle, police found a razor blade in the center dash and 10 bricks of packaged heroin in a black zipped first aid kit. Three stamp bags of heroin were missing, but police reported they found 497 heroin stamp bags.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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