Man Arrested After Police Allegedly Find Heroin, Hypodermic Needles In Car

BEMUS POINT – A Bemus Point man was arrested after New York State Police say they found heroin and hypodermic needles in a car during a Route 430 traffic stop on Thursday.

Troopers said the vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation.

While speaking to the vehicle’s occupants, troopers allegedly smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle.

Troopers said the underage driver was found to be in possession of a bag of marijuana and a grinder containing marijuana residue.

Michael Babbage, 26, was allegedly possession of a bag containing one gram of heroin, a hypodermic needle and a spoon, both containing heroin residue.

Troopers said the teen driver was issued a traffic ticket and Babbage was placed under arrest.

He is charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Babbage was processed at State Police Barracks in Jamestown, released with an appearance ticket, and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ellery Court later in the month.


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