Westover police arrested two out-of-state residents after officers found more than 30 grams of fentanyl during a traffic stop.
Cordell Sain Jr., 29, of St. Claire Shores, Mich., and Brooklynn Carter, 19, of New Castle, Pa., are both charged with the unlawful manufacture, delivery, transport into state, or possession of fentanyl and conspiracy.
Westover Police Chief Joe Adams said the city has been seeing an increase in the amount of fentanyl coming into the city over the last few months and is increasing its efforts to fight it.
“Patrolman Justice Carver did a good job on this stop,” Adams said. “Not only did Carver do a good job but the other guys that assisted him did a good job.”
On Tuesday, Carver saw a maroon Chevy Malibu with a Pennsylvania license plate run a stop sign at the intersectionof Dunkard Avenue and George Fanok Boulevard, according to a criminal complaint.
Carver stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of an area restaurant, the complaint said. Sain was the driver and Carter was the passenger.
While speaking with Sain about the stop, Carver wrote, he smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car and searched the vehicle. Inside, a zip-lock bag was found with about 32.5 grams of brown substance that later tested positive for fentanyl.
Adams said about $1,300 in cash was also found.
Sain and Carter are being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond each.