This past Friday (01/22/2016) at approximately 11:58 AM Officer Lucas Lauricia was on routine patrol when he spotted a vehicle involved in a call that other Penn Hills officers were responding to. He conducted a traffic stop with that vehicle and determined that the driver was the person involved in the call the other officers were answering.
During the stop Officer Lauricia could smell an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, which coincided with a report that the driver was transporting a large amount of marijuana. Subsequently, Officer Lauricia located over 25 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested and was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver it. Nice work Officer Lauricia!
Penn Hills Police Department Incident #1600001157