Recently, police in White Plains arrested a man for marijuana possession after observing him smoking a cigar in a park at night. The New York man was with two other men in their twenties. Police observed the three men smoking, and went in to stop them when one began to urinate in public. Police claim that the defendant then dropped the cigar to the ground.
Recently, over fifteen people in central New York were indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the United States. The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to smuggle millions of dollars' worth of cocaine into the country. The conspiracy was detected by law enforcement using wiretaps on the defendants' phones, although it is unclear whether or not the wiretaps were supported by a warrant or by probable cause.
A 17-year-old girl was recently arrested after New York police responded to an alleged traffic violation. The girl is now facing drug charges, but was released from police custody under the supervision of a day-reporting program. A male passenger was also arrested in the same incident on different charges.Reportedly, police were responding to a reckless driving complaint at about 9:30 p.m. when they pulled over the 17-year-old girl's vehicle. A search of the vehicle purportedly uncovered five baggies of cocaine in the center console, in addition to 36 ecstasy pills on the girl's person. News reports did not reveal on what basis authorities searched the vehicle, the driver or the passenger. The 21-year-old male was also allegedly found to be in the possession of a loaded handgun.