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New York driver faces drug possession charges after police stop

A police stop in the central region of the state of New York has led to charges of drug possession against a local man. Though the case is being written in the press as if it is cut-and-dry, it will be interesting to see what happens after all the evidence is culled and evaluated. After all, drug possession is a serious crime, which is one reason why every person accused of it is entitled to fair and impartial proceedings according to the strict tenets of our criminal justice system.

This particular case occurred in Oneida County. There, police have told the press that they saw a vehicle that was being driven erratically. Due to the erratic nature of the vehicle, authorities pulled it over.

Inside, they found a driver whom they say was impaired because he had used drugs. Specifically, they believed he had been smoking marijuana, which they say they smelled. Deputies were then brought to the scene, and the car was searched.

Inside, police found marijuana, as well as Hydrocodone in the form of pills. Reports state that the driver was tested, and that he was indeed impaired. However, there is no indication of what kind of tests were used.

A passenger in the vehicle was also charged with drug possession. Both the driver and passenger are set to appear in court at a date that has not been revealed at this point to the general public. As with all drug possession cases in New York, the duo will be looked at as individuals. Each of their cases will be judged on its own merits, and decided accordingly. They are both fully entitled to the legal presumption of innocence unless and until prosecutors can prove otherwise by competent and relevant evidence.

Source: cnycentral.com, Schuyler man charged for DWI and drug possession in Whitestown, Katie Gensel, Jan. 10, 2014

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