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New Kensington traffic stop yields drugs, gun

Chuck Biedka

New Kensington police say they found drugs and a gun on a man they pulled over along Seventh Street last week.

Matthew Bryant Mojica, 27, of Strabane, Washington County, faces drug, gun and related charges after the incident on Aug. 27.

Police say Mojica had bags of powdered fentanyl, heroin and cocaine as well as some marijuana, materials to package drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

He also had a loaded pistol.

According to an affidavit, Mojica was stopped for not using a turn signal.

Police say he fought with officers and they had to shock him with a Taser twice before he was wrestled to the ground by two officers.

He is facing nine drug charges and two gun charges.

Mojica is in the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond pending a preliminary hearing scheduled later this month.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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