LAWRENCE COUNTY (KDKA) — Officials seized 40 pounds of suspected marijuana, 276 vape pen cartridges and $5,000 in cash after executing a search warrant on a house in New Castle.
On Sunday morning, the New Castle Police Department says officers heard gunshots in the area of East Washington and Cascade streets.READ MORE: Salvation Army Holding Back-To-School Bash
Officers learned that the shots came from 853 Frank Avenue.
As officers approached, a man went inside the residence and shut the lights off.
Officers then found .380-caliber shell casing in the rear of the residents and attempted to make contact with the man.READ MORE: PPG Paints Arena Recommending Masks Inside
He exited the residence and told police he was shooting off fireworks.
A woman came to the door and screamed at officers and refused to leave the residence when asked by officers.
The search warrant was executed.
Officials found a Ruger .380-caliber handgun that was reported stolen in 2014, approximately 40 pounds of suspected marijuana, 276 vape pen cartridges, drug paraphernalia and approximately $5,000 in cash.MORE NEWS: 2 North Side Restaurants To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination
Michael Ortiz and Alexis Williams were arrested and charged.