Traffic stop in Utica ends with weapons and narcotics charges

Utica Police say a traffic stop Saturday night led to the seizure of a loaded weapon and narcotics and ultimately an arrest.

Posted: Jun 20, 2021 10:43 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2021 12:25 PM

Utica, N.Y. - Utica Police say a traffic stop Saturday night led to the seizure of a loaded weapon and narcotics and ultimately an arrest.

Police say officers with the Crime Prevention Unit conducted a motor vehicle stop for a traffic violation on Oneida Street near the Memorial Parkway around 10:20 Saturday night and noticed several open alcoholic beverage containers within the vehicle.

Police say officers then found a bag in the vehicle with a large quantity of narcotics and a loaded 9-millimeter handgun.

30-year-old Alagujuan White of Utica is charged with Criminal possession of controlled substance, Criminal possession of a weapon and Criminal possession of a firearm.

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