LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police arrested two males on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5:18am in Hempstead.
According to Detectives, two officers on routine patrol observed a tan colored Honda Accord travelling at a high rate of speed without headlights illuminated. The officers conducted a Vehicle and Traffic Law stop on Greenwich Street and Ann Street. Upon approaching the vehicle the officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
David J. Solomon, 31 Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and two traffic violations. Phillip Sanders, 37, is being charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon for a loaded firearm located on the rear seat of their car after a routine traffic stop in Hempstead on Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo: Chris Boyle
The investigation resulted in two arrests. The driver, DavidJ. Solomon, 31, of 46 Catlin Avenue Roosevelt was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation and two traffic violations. The rear passenger, Phillip Sanders, 37, of 151A Hudson Avenue Roosevelt was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon for a loaded firearm located on the rear seat.
Both arrestees were arraigned on Monday, October 26, 2015 in First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead.
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