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Cops: Men stopped on turnpike in Westmoreland County with $90K of meth

October 31, 2018 GMT

Troopers stopped two Pittsburgh men Tuesday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County for making unsafe lane changes, then found a kilogram of suspected methamphetamine plus 6 ounces of marijuana inside their rental vehicle, according to state police.

Dana F. Brown Jr., 31, and Reza Romeo Keyhan, 35, were arraigned on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance before acting District Judge Mark Mansour of Hempfield. He set bond at $50,000 each.

Both men had bail posted from Liberty Bail Bonds in Pittsburgh by Wednesday and were released from jail pending a preliminary hearing Oct. 25 before Norvelt District Judge Roger Eckels, according to online dockets.

According to Trooper Ryan Marmol, he pulled over a 2018 Mazda sport utility vehicle with a Florida license plate eastbound at milepost 81 for making an unsafe lane change.

Keyhan was driving with an expired Virginia driver’s license and Brown’s license was suspended. Marmol said the approximate two pounds of methamphetamine and marijuana was discovered during a subsequent “probable cause” search of the vehicle, Marmol reported.

Authorities estimated the street value of the methamphetamine at about $90,000.