This story was updated at 4:24 p.m. to include additional information.
Canonsburg police said drug and child endangerment charges will likely be filed against two “known heroin addicts” that officers stopped on South Central Avenue Thursday afternoon.
Canonsburg police said an undercover detective through the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force spotted the couple driving on Interstate 79 at a high rate of speed—between 90 to 100 mph.
The undercover officer followed the vehicle to what police described as a heavy drug trafficking area in Mt. Washington, police said.
The undercover officer, who believed the couple were going to the neighborhood to purchase drugs, followed the vehicle back to Canonsburg, where police pulled their vehicle over across the street from South Central Elementary School.
Police said the couple admitted that they had gone to purchase drugs for their own use—but officers did not immediately release their names because Children and Youth Services were also called into investigate because a 14-month-old baby was in the car during the incident.
Detectives said they were concerned that the baby was in the car, which was traveling at a high rate of speed while on an alleged drug run.
Police said they recovered six bags of suspected heroin.
Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more details as they become available.