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Lockport man charged with drug, pot possession


TOWN OF LOCKPORT -- A 19-year-old Lockport man was charged earlier today with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on South Transit Road.

According to New York State Police, Dante V. Kinney was stopped for failure to stop at a stop sign.  Troopers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle upon approach. Further investigation revealed Kinney was in possession of a glass smoking pipe containing marijuana residue and Xanax medication without a prescription.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the  New York State Police Lockport Barracks for processing.

 Kinney was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Lockport Court at a later date.