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.

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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.

He exited the residence and told police he was shooting off fireworks.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Ortiz and Alexis Williams were arrested and charged.