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Three arrested for drugs after New York traffic stop

Getting caught with drugs while driving can lead to serious charges. Three people, including a man from the Bronx, were arrested after a traffic stop on State Route 17 near the Town of Rockland. They're facing a variety of drug charges, and one of them may see additional trouble because of two outstanding felony warrants.

The vehicle the three were riding in was stopped for speeding. Officers apparently searched the vehicle and confiscated some marijuana, four ounces of cocaine and about $5,000 in cash.

Those arrested include a 20-year-old man from the Bronx; a 45-year-old woman from Elmira and a 24-year-old man from Elmira Heights. The latter suspect is the one who was apparently wanted on two outstanding warrants from the New York Police Department.

All three people were charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

In addition, the man from the Bronx was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal impersonation in the second degree. He's also apparently facing traffic and vehicle violations.

The trio of suspects were arraigned at Town of Rockland Court, and then taken to the Sullivan County Jail without bail. It wasn't clear when they would see a day in court. In any case, they will likely want to consult with an attorney to make sure the investigation was conducted properly and that their legal rights are protected.

Source: The River Reporter, "Three arrested for drugs following vehicle stop on State Route 17," May 16, 2012

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