When police officers least expect it, they sometimes encounter criminals in ordinary situations.
Thursday night, two men were driving on Belmont-Bethesda Road at the intersection of First Street.
"One of our officers was out on patrol and spotted a vehicle with an equipment violation, made a traffic stop. During the course of the traffic stop, the driver was placed under arrest for driving under suspension," said Bethesda Police Chief Jeremy Campbell.
From there, the officer discovered that was just the beginning. There were illegal drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle.
"Which led to us finding heroin and abused prescription medication in the vehicle," said Campbell.
Brian Schaeffer, 30, of Lafferty is charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia and driving under suspension. The passenger, 27-year-old Dennis Green of Morristown, is charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia. They are now in the Belmont County Jail.
Bethesda Police say they didn't do it alone.
"We had agents from the Belmont County Drug Task Force assisted us and Barkcamp came out, as well as our department," said Campbell.
Chief Campbell says it's not uncommon for people to be driving around casually, with illegal drugs in the vehicle.