Pound of pot confiscated
NEWBURGH – A traffic stop in the City of Newburgh led to the arrest
of a local man on a charge of felony possession of marijuana.
Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were in Newburgh on Friday and observed a vehicle drive through a stop sign, then stop past the crosswalk inside the intersection. They conducted a vehicle stop and learned the driver, Augustus Burks, 27, of Newburgh, was operating the car while his license was suspended.
Deputies also detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and located two Ziploc bags with over 16 ounces of marijuana in the trunk.
Burks was charged with felony possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $7,500 bond.