Two men found with large amounts of pot following Thruway traffic stop, state police say

State police in Montgomery County say they pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation on Interstate 90.

Posted: Feb 11, 2019 2:36 PM

GLEN, N.Y. -- Two men have been arrested on drug charges after a routine traffic stop on the Thruway. 

State police in Montgomery County say they pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation on Interstate 90. 

During the stop, they determined they had enough probable cause to search the vehicle.

The driver, 21-year-old Kenneth Butler of Ilion, was allegedly found in possession of approximately 68 grams of marijuana. And his passenger, Kamryn Perez, 21 of Poughkeepsie, allegedly had 246 grams of pot, and a glass vial of concentrated cannabis on him. 

Both men were taken into custody and charged. Butler wih fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and vehicle and traffic violations. Pereze with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Butler was released on an appearance ticket and Perez was arraigned and remanded to the county jail in lieu of bail or bond. 

No return court date has been made available. 

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