By: KDKA-TV News Staff
DUQUESNE, Pa. (KDKA) – Two men are facing charges after police say a traffic stop led to a drug bust in Duquesne.READ MORE: Police Investigating Deadly Late Night Shooting In Homewood
Police say officers had one car pulled over along Route 837 around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when another car flew by, coming “dangerously close to striking the stopped police car.” The officers caught up and stopped the car at the Speedway in West Mifflin.
Police say the 22-year-old in the backseat had a holster sticking out of the front of his pants but denied having a pistol. But when he was ordered to step out of the car, police say they found a pistol and the man didn’t have a permit to carry a concealed firearm.READ MORE: Woman Dies After Being Shot In Homewood Early On Monday Morning
The driver, a 24-year-old, allegedly failed a field sobriety test and refused to finish.
When officers asked if there were any more guns or drugs in the car, police say the driver became nervous and refused to allow officers to look, so the vehicle was towed back to the station.
Police say a search warrant turned up another pistol, two magazines, suspected crack cocaine, marijuana and a digital scale with drug residue.MORE NEWS: PROSPR Now: Pine Richland Volunteer Parent Group Calls District's Response To Sexual Assault Allegations Into Question
The driver is facing multiple charges, including DUI, and the passenger is charged with a firearms violation.