Cops: New York Man Found in Newburgh With Around $60,000 of Pot
A New York man was arrested after he was allegedly found with around $60,000 worth of illegal weed in the Hudson Valley.
On Monday around 3 a.m., New York State Police from Orange County pulled over a vehicle on I-87 in the Town of Newburgh for an alleged vehicle and traffic violation.
During the interview of the driver, a probable cause to search the vehicle was established, police say. Officials did not release what the alleged probable cause to search the vehicle was.
During the search of the car, the driver, 20-year-old Roqun T. Caban of Utica was found to be in possession of approximately 24 pounds of marijuana, according to New York State Police.
Caban was taken into custody and transported to State Police headquarters in Newburgh where he was processed and charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana 1st degree, a class C felony.
He was released with an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Newburgh Court on April 5.
The street value of a pound of pot in New York ranges from $1,600 to $2,500, according to Budzu.
On Wednesday, New York State lawmakers said they reached a deal that will legalize marijuana. The deal legalizes marijuana use for adults 21-years and old. The deal also includes a 13 percent sales tax. 9 percent of the sales tax goes to New York with 4 percent going to local governments.
The deal will also reportedly allow New Yorkers to buy and possess up to three ounces of weed and grow plants for personal use.