Delaware men, stopped on Turnpike, face drug charges
State police said they arrested two Delaware men Wednesday after finding about $6,000, two firearms and drugs in a car they stopped as it was traveling west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County.
The suspects, Joshua Ray Tyner, 36, and Shamsudeen F. Taylor, 19, both of Newark, were arrested after the traffic stop at 12:43 p.m. Police said Tyner consented to a search of the vehicle when they was stopped it in Stonycreek Township, 13 miles east of the Somerset exit.
Tyner told police the cash, two bags each of more than 30 grams of marijuana, a loaded .40 caliber pistol and a .38 caliber revolver, belonged to him.
Police said they also found a bottle of white pills belonging to Taylor, who was the passenger in the vehicle.
Tyner was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two counts of carrying a firearm without a license and marijuana possession.
Tyner was arraigned before Boswell District Judge Susan Mankamyer and placed in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Taylor was arraigned before Mankamyer on charges of possession of a controlled substance and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.
Both Tyner and Taylor are scheduled for preliminary hearings Nov. 13 before Mankamyer.
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