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Posted on: March 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Traffic stop leads to drug, gun charges

Nueshaun R. Wilkerson

According to Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Schenectady man on Tuesday after a 10:05 pm traffic stop.

Nueshaun R. Wilkerson, 20, 0f Lang Street in Schenectady was stopped for traveling 60 mph in a 45 mph zone on State Route 29 in the Town of Greenwich. Upon speaking with Wilkerson, Sheriff’s deputies smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of Wilkerson’s 1999 Nissan Altima was conducted and over 4 ounces of marijuana, packaged for sale was found. Wilkerson was arrested and a subsequent search of his person was completed. As deputies searched Wilkerson following his arrest, a loaded .40 caliber handgun fell from Wilkerson’s rolled up pant leg.

Wilkerson also had a female passenger in the car at the time of the stop. She was not charged has cooperated with the investigation.

Wilkerson was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree. He was arraigned In Greenwich Town Court and sent to the Washington County Correctional Facility for lack of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond.

The case was handled by Sheriff’s Deputies Brad Hamilton and C.J. Davidsen. The State Police also assisted at the scene.

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