Updated:DELMONT, Pa. —
An open trunk on a car driving past the Delmont police station Saturday resulted in the confiscation of a cache of marijuana, hashish tar, Ecstasy pills and LSD from a group of teens, police said.
Police Chief T.J. Klobucar said criminal charges are pending against the 19-year-old driver of the car, which was stopped along Greensburg Street about 8:30 p.m.
Klobucar said that when an officer saw the open trunk, he stopped the car to inform the driver.
At that point, he noticed a case of beer in the trunk and saw that the driver and occupants of the vehicle all appeared to be younger than 21, Klobucar said.
As the officer began questioning the driver, he noticed “a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the car,” he added.
Police searched the car and confiscated 80 grams of marijuana, 32 grams of hashish tar, 10 Ecstasy tablets, LSD, two small bottles of “eye drop” narcotics and various drug paraphernalia, including two digital scales.
The driver has not been formally charged, Klobucar said.
The teens' identities were not disclosed pending charges. Klobucar said all of them live in central Westmoreland County.
“Drug use among teenagers has become an epidemic and I want our community to know that this department is out there doing what we can to curb it,” Klobucar said.
“Over the past few months, we've had seven to 10 drug arrests following routine traffic stops,” he added.
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