MONTICELLO, NY — A man and a teenager from Brooklyn were arrested and charged with drug possession Friday, said Monticello police.
Y. B., 18, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and having an open container, and E. L., 17, with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of controlled substance.
Both were arrested after village police patrolling North Street around 3:20 a.m. stopped to investigate a group of people sitting on a stone wall with beer bottles.
Police say they found a clear plastic baggie containing cocaine near L.’s feet and were in the process of arresting him when B. approached carrying a bottle of whiskey. A search of B.’s wallet turned up a clear plastic baggie containing marijuana, police say.
L. is being held in Sullivan County Jail on $2,500 bail. B. was released and ordered to return to the Monticello Village Court on Aug. 27.