WEST HAZLETON, Pa. -- On Monday, May 8th, at approximately 7 o'clock in the night, Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it had unlawful tinted windows and an obstructed registration plate.
During the course of the traffic stop, Police discovered the vehicle operator unlawfully possessed a loaded concealed handgun, a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia.
27-year-old, Rico Brazil, of Lawrenceville Georgia, faces felony firearms and drug related charges.
Brazil was taken into custody and transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, where he was lodged and awaits a formal arraignment on the charges.
West Hazleton Police were assisted by Sugarloaf Township Police and Pennsylvania State Police throughout the incident.