Traffic stop nets bust
A traffic stop in Warren County netted a possession bust on one man, and warrant hits on two others, including one wanted on felony burglary.
On Jan. 18, a Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed a black Nissan Versa being driven in a suspicious manner — initially at a high rate of speed, and then well below the speed limit on Route 6, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Office.
After noting several minor traffic violations, the deputy pulled the vehicle over in the City of Warren after it ran a red light at Route 6 and Mohawk Avenue.
The deputy reported smelling the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle while questioning the driver.
The information on the driver and passengers resulted in two hits for warrants.
The driver, Shawn L. Joseph, of Brentwood, had an active warrant for assault out of Allegheny County, according to the report.
Adrion R. Morton, of Wexford, one of the passengers, turned up multiple warrants for felony burglary out of El Paso County, Texas, according to the report.
The other passenger, Ali T. Miah, 28, of Pittsburgh, told officers that he had smoked marijuana earlier.
A substance inside a container that Miah identified as his, according to officers, tested negative for marijuana, but subsequently tested positive for synthetic marijuana.
Miah was charged Tuesday with felony knowing unlawful distribution of a designer drug and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.