4 arrested after police chase; Drugs, gun, cash confiscated



A Carnegie police officer was in the right place and the right time early Friday morning, and eventually confiscated $1,500 worth of drugs and a gun, and arrested four people.

Authorities said the officer was on patrol around 1:30 a.m. when he saw something that didn’t seem right in the driveway of the Carnegie Towers.

“My officer saw a vehicle going the wrong way down a one-way street,” Carnegie Police Chief Jeffrey Kennedy said. “He attempted to make a stop, but the car fled down to Route 50 and then up towards Heidelberg. At that point, he saw an individual throwing what he thought was drugs out the window, also a gun was thrown out the window.”

Kennedy said his officers were about to call off the chase when they noticed the gun and drugs thrown out the window.

“At that point, they didn’t really know what was going on, but they knew they were under possession of drugs and they had a gun,” Kennedy said.

The chase went into Avella, Washington County where the Cecil Police Department put out spike strips, Kennedy said.

The car was eventually stopped and Lamont Ford Jr., Jermain Dehonny, Rika Wiley and Taije Davis were arrested, authorities said.

According to Kennedy, officers found 99 stamp bags of heroin and five bags of crack cocaine. Police also recovered a gun and some cash.


At this time, it’s unclear what specific charges each suspect faces.