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Pa. man charged with pot possession

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NIOBE -- A 44-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged Tuesday with unlawful possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on Niobe Road.

According to New York State Police, Christopher Vantassel, 44, of Bear Lake, Pa. was pulled over for not wearing his seatbelt and having an expired registration. While speaking to Vantassel, the Troopers observed a bag of marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle and subsequently placed Vantassel under arrest. Vantassel was issued an appearance ticket and traffic tickets and is scheduled to appear in the town of Harmony Court next month.