DOT Inspection Leads to Firearms Violation, Drug Possession Arrest

PINECREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – According to DuBois-based State Police, around 1:23 p.m. on February 25, a Department of Transportation inspection led to an arrest of a Firearms Violation and Drug Possession in Pinecreek Township, Jefferson County.

Police say The DuBois Motor Carrier Enforcement Team stopped a truck for a DOT inspection, and upon speaking to the driver – 37-year-old Christopher James Levin, of Huntingdon – it was determined that he was in possession of a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun.

Levin concealed the handgun under the rear seat of his vehicle. He did not have a permit to possess a concealed handgun, according to police.

He was also in possession of approximately 20 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police say.

He was taken into custody and processed. The case will continue pending charges, according to police.

DuBois State Police were assisted by Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett and Troopers (first class) B. Snyder, M. Britton, and A. Stutsman.

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