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Bronx traffic stop results in drugs, gun charges

Even with nearly ten million people living, working, and moving about New York City, it's impossible for residents to become completely invisible to the eyes of law enforcement. From Brooklyn to the Bronx, the NYPD, state, and federal officers are frequently apprehending unsuspecting New Yorkers, bringing about serious charges of all stripes.

Late last month one routine Bronx traffic stop resulted in unexpected jail time and charges for three local men. Wary of its excessively tinted dark windows, officers stopped a 2003 Honda Odyssey on East 142nd St. What they discovered inside could put the three men behind bars for years to come.

Immediately upon stopping the minivan, three small bags of marijuana were found in plain view. Further search of the vehicle yielded two handguns, a .40 caliber Taurus and a 9mm Sig Sauer, both of them loaded. Officers also found 195 tablets of Oxycodone, as well as additional bags of marijuana.

The men, ages 24, 34, and 36, were arrested on charges including possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, criminal possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of a weapon. Additionally, the 34-year-old man faces charges of false personation as a result of giving false personal information to an officer while aware that he was being investigated for criminal conduct.

Given marijuana's status as a "schedule one" drug under federal law and the compound nature of the men's multiple charges, serious fines and/or prison time may come as a result of a guilty conviction.

What was likely taken to be an average drive down 142nd quickly turned into will be an incredibly difficult hurdle to climb. When facing drug, gun, and other criminal charges, the best course of immediate action is getting in touch with a criminal defense lawyer, putting the wheels in motion for as strong a defense case as possible.

Source: CBS New York, "Police: Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Drug, Weapons Charges For 3 Bronx Residents," Nov. 28, 2012

•· We may be able to help those pressed with drug charges as well as other criminal offenses. For more information, visit our Bronx drug defense page.

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