(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — A disabled vehicle led to numerous arrests and a drug bust recently in Crawford County.
At about 5 p.m., a Pennsylvania State Police trooper saw a broken down 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 along southbound Interstate 79 near Hayfield Township (at about mile marker 156).
According to a PSP report, the vehicle occupants allegedly gave fake names to the troopers, and they reportedly had multiple warrants. Further, a passenger allegedly had drugs and paraphernalia in their possession. The three occupants were taken to the PSP Meadville station for interviews.
The vehicle was searched, and PSP allegedly found half a pound of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, $4,000 in cash, and a sawed-off rifle.
All three occupants — a 43-year-old Erie man, a 24-year-old Oil City woman, and a 29-year-old Oil City man — were charged and taken to Crawford County Jail.