A North Hill man was arrested on gun and drug charges yesterday following a cooperative venture by three police departments.
Police turned up two guns and heroin after they were alerted that Donald Emanuel “Boo Boo” Brewer, 42, of 409 E. Garfield Ave. was seen driving around with a gun.
According to court documents, witnesses reported having seen a gun inside a maroon Lincoln in the Grant Street area around 12:15 a.m. yesterday.
New Castle police were unable to immediately respond requested help from Union Township police.
At 12:23 a.m., Union and Neshannock police notified city officers that they had the car stopped on Highland Avenue near Mills Way after a Neshannock officer said he saw the car turn from North Jefferson Street onto Wallace Avenue without a turn signal.
Police said that Brewer, the driver, admitted that he had a gun under the driver’s seat. He consented to a search of the car and officers found two guns — a .38 Special and a .357 Magnum under driver’s seat.
Police said they also found six bags of suspected heroin in Brewer’s pants pocket.
Brewer is charged with two counts of prohibited possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon without a license. He also is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance and a traffic violation.
He was arraigned before District Judge Jennifer Nicholson and is in the Lawrence County jail on $15,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is July 24 in Central Court.