UPDATED: Heroin Found During Canonsburg Traffic Stop—Drug, Child Endangerment Charges Expected

The incident happened Thursday afternoon.

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.

Shelley Ryan November 15, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Please give more information on this. My son is a student and me and some of the other mothers are concerned that this happened during school hours. We are confused though because we were told it was in the house across the street.
Shelley Ryan November 15, 2012 at 07:56 PM
It is at the house across the street. So it wasn't a traffic stop as the article says?
jimmy vanderlee November 15, 2012 at 08:19 PM
yes it was a traffict stop leading to a drug bust
Amanda Gillooly November 15, 2012 at 09:25 PM
This story has just been updated with more information.
dawn andrews November 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM
this is my family and very good people. i love them to death and pray for the best.
jimmy vanderlee November 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM
not too good putting a baby in the picture!!
Amanda Gillooly November 16, 2012 at 05:20 AM
I will follow up as soon as more information is released.
dawn andrews November 16, 2012 at 05:00 PM
no names will be released and anyone does will face charges
Local mom November 16, 2012 at 07:22 PM
doesn't sound like very good people........ smh
jimmy vanderlee November 16, 2012 at 08:07 PM
jimmy vanderlee November 16, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Seriously we need to get these people off the streets especially in a school zone!!! Not cool at all. What kind of parents drive 100 mph with a baby in the car!!! Smdh
Local mom November 16, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Exactly!! Why are there so many people in the Canonsburg area using Herion these days? GET OUT OF OUR TOWN !!!! And that poor baby.... I can only imagine what her daily life is like...... that's the sad part. That baby deserves a better life.
jimmy vanderlee November 16, 2012 at 09:08 PM
io agree local mom
jimmy vanderlee November 16, 2012 at 09:32 PM
I dont see how any charges can be filed for saying their names... what would be the charge?
Garth November 17, 2012 at 05:13 AM
It's a public record. Names can be released unless they are juveniles. There are a few exceptions under the PA. Right to know law. That determination is up to the investigating agency.


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