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Pair faces drug charges

January 16, 2014
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

NEW CUMBERLAND - Two Pittsburgh men were arrested on Wednesday on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in New Cumberland's south end.

Driver Keith A. Morrow, 24, and passenger Jonathan William Chaz Engel, 24, both of Pittsburgh, were taken into custody and are awaiting arraignment.

Hancock County 911 Dispatch received a call at approximately 1:26 p.m. from a concerned motorist regarding a blue Ford Taurus with Utah registration plates speeding recklessly in the northbound lane of state Route 2 near the intersection of Kings Creek Road.

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CONFISCATED — Hancock County deputies arrested two Pittsburgh men after 2 pounds of marijuana and $7,000 in cash were found in their car following a traffic stop. — Contributed

Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said a deputy responded to the area and located a vehicle matching the description traveling at excessive speeds.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop and requested the assistance of a K-9 unit. The K-9 signaled a positive reaction, and, when advised of the alert, Morrow surrendered a small baggie of suspected marijuana, according to police.

"Upon further search of the occupants and the vehicle, the officers located an additional two packages of what is believed to be more than 2 pounds of marijuana along with over $7,000 in cash," said Fletcher.

Morrow and Engel are being charged with reckless driving, transporting a controlled substance across state lines, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy to transport a controlled substance across state lines and conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

No additional information is being released at this time.

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