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Police say gun, drugs found in car

Two teens face felony charges

August 7, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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Joseph Morrow
Edward May of Dravosburg, charged with having stolen pistol, felony drug possession after traffic stop in Butler Township.

Two teenagers were arrested after a traffic stop Wednesday in Butler Township turned up a stolen gun, suspected drugs and hundreds of dollars, state police said.

Joseph D. Morrow, 18, of Clinton Township, and Edward W. May, 19, of Dravosburg, Allegheny County, each are charged with three felonies. Morrow and May are free on $50,000 and $25,000 bond, respectively.

Police said they pulled over the defendants' car around 1:30 p.m. on Main Street for an alleged window tint violation. They smelled marijuana coming from the car, and they suspected Morrow, the driver, was impaired.

Troopers found 68 THC vials in the driver's side door and on the floor behind the front passenger seat, according to charging documents. They also found a loaded Walther .40-caliber pistol under the passenger seat.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.