Duo Charged After Police Allegedly Find Ecstasy, Cocaine During Traffic Stop

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SOUTH DAYTON – Two people area facing several charges after New York State Police said they found a quantity of cocaine and ecstasy during a traffic stop over the weekend on Main Street in the Village of South Dayton.

Police said the vehicle’s driver, Christina L. Gearman, 18, was pulled over for a traffic violation on Saturday.

While interviewing Gearman, police said a strong odor of marijuana was detected.

After a search, police said they found a clear plastic bag containing marijuana, a smoking pipe containing marijuana residue, cocaine and ecstasy.

The vehicle’s passenger, Preston R. Finch-Gerkulak, 18 of Perrysburg, is charged with two counts seventh-degree of criminal possession of a control substance and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana.

Gearman is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana.

Troopers said both Gearman and Finch-Grekulak were issued appearance tickets to appear in South Dayton Court next month.


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