Traffic stop in city nets firearm, meth, LSD and brass knuckles

A Thursday traffic stop on Warren’s west side netted officers a firearm, methamphetamine, LSD and brass knuckles.

Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police said on Friday that they stopped a white Toyota 4Runner at the intersection of Sill St. and Wetmore St. in the City of Warren at 9:58 p.m. for a suspended driver’s license.

“While making contact with the driver, (troopers) observed a black and silver Smith & Wesson SD9 VE 9mm pistol on the driver’s lap,” police said. “Upon further investigation, two pistol magazines were found in the side door panel along with a single bullet.”

Police said that asked the driver, Ryan Groves, 36, Corry, to step out of his vehicle.

“At this time, I observed an open black pistol holster on his person,” police said. “Troopers observed in plain view a piece of glass containing suspected methamphetamine. A vehicle search yielded suspected LSD, suspected methamphetamine, paraphernalia and brass knuckles.”

Troopers said that Groves was transported to the barracks in Starbrick, was Mirandized and then interviewed.

“During the interview, Groves admitted that the white powdery substance was methamphetamine and the stamps possible contained LSD,” police said. “Groves was remanded to the Warren County Jail on an emergency committal.”

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