Police say traffic stop yields heroin
A Pittsburgh man is in jail after a traffic stop by Altoona police allegedly turned up a brick of heroin.
According to police, Troy Hogan, 40, 1236 Lauren Road, Pittsburgh, was arrested Tuesday after police received a tip he was driving from Pittsburgh to Blair County with heroin he had planned to sell.
Hogan was taken into custody without incident after the traffic stop, but police said he initially tried giving officers a fake identification. Police said 50 bags of heroin were recovered in Hogan’s car.
Police, including officers with the Blair County Drug Task Force and the state Attorney General’s Office took part in the bust, and Hogan faces felony and misdemeanor drug charges as well as a false identification to law enforcement charge, police said.
Hogan was taken to Blair County Central Booking on Tuesday to await arraignment.