Authorities confiscate drugs, guns, cash while arresting wanted fugitive

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ARNOLD, Pa. - Authorities confiscated drugs, guns and cash while arresting a fugitive last week in Westmoreland County, officials said.

On Thursday, while apprehending Jordan Jackson, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force allegedly found heroin, marijuana, a handgun, a rifle and thousands in cash.

According to investigators, officials had been searching for Jackson for over a year on a charge of firearms not to be carried without a license.

He was taken into custody while hiding in the basement of a home on 14th Street in Arnold. Officials said they found three bricks of suspected heroin, a bag of suspected marijuana, a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun, a loaded .22 Remington Rigle and more than $4,400 in cash in the basement.

Jackson remains in the Westmoreland County Prison.