STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for 2 Rome men

38-year-old Larry Russell and 35-year-old Brian Thomas, both of Rome (Photos provided by the Rome Police Department)

Two Rome men are facing charges after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs in their vehicle, according to the Rome Police Department.

Posted: May. 21, 2018 11:34 AM

ROME – Two Rome men are facing charges after a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs in their vehicle, according to the Rome Police Department.

Scroll for more content...

Around 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Rome police pulled over a vehicle in the 500 block of North Madison Street for failing to stop at a stop sign. During the vehicle stop, officers say they smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Police say during a search of the vehicle they found marijuana, prescription medication and 3.5 grams of cocaine.

The driver, 38-year-old Larry Russell, and his passenger, 35-year-old Brian Thomas, are both charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The two men were processed at the Rome Police Department and held for arraignment on Monday.

Related Content

Article Comments

New Reduced Price for WKTV Staycation Card
Utica
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 74°
Oneonta
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 67°
Herkimer
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 74°
Thendara
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 74°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click Here for A Healthier Mohawk Valley