A 24-year-old Monroe County man faces drug and firearms charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 80 turned up 404 bags of heroin and a stolen gun, according to a report.
Peter Bartalemeo Musa, 24, of Price Township, was driving a Nissan Altima west at 11:35 p.m. Friday in Pocono Township when the car was pulled over by Pennsylvania State Police, the Pocono Record reported. There were reportedly three passengers in the car, including a child.
Musa was wanted on an armed theft charge out of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and was arrested, the newspaper reported.
He had 64 red and yellow mushrooms in his pocket, as well as $506, authorities said. In a duffel bag in the trunk he allegedly had 92 grams of individually wrapped heroin as well as a stolen .45-caliber handgun and a magazine with six rounds, the newspaper said. There also allegedly was a scale and other suspected drug paraphernaliad.
Musa was arraigned Saturday morning before District Judge Anthony D. Fluegel on charges of possession with intent to deliver drugs, receiving stolen property, possession of firearm when prohibited, 13 related offenses and two traffic violations.
He was taken to Monroe County jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to court records, and remained there Tuesday morning.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled 10 a.m. Feb. 21 before District Judge Thomas E. Olsen.
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