FINDLEY TOWNSHIP – State police apprehended four Westmoreland County residents during a weekend traffic stop on Interstate 79.

Gregory J. Jackson, 23, Arnold, Pa., James Miller Johnson III, 30, Tameka Jemeria Germaine Petty, 21, and Jasmine Marie Rana, 24, all of New Kensington, Pa., were charged with charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and conspiracy associated with those offenses.

Jackson and Johnson were additionally charged with prohibited possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license.

Police stopped the car at 5 p.m. Saturday on southbound I-79 near mile marker 118.

A trooper reported the scent of marijuana and police performed a probable cause search of the vehicle.

Police found in the car two loaded handguns, five bricks of heroin, two bags of suspected heroin, crystal methamphetamine and marijuana.

A trooper reported finding bag of ecstasy pills in Johnson’s possession.

The four were arraigned and taken to Mercer County Jail on $100,000 bond each.

Melissa has been a news reporter for The Herald since 2013, covering breaking news, northern Mercer County, Sharon City schools and education. She is a 1992 graduate of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.