Trooper: Methadone tablet spotted during stop

New York State Police say a trooper spotted a Methadone tablet in plain view, during a traffic stop in Collins on Thursday. Police say they stopped the vehicle 36-year-old Shawn Brennan was driving for speeding in Collins.

Police say they were speaking to Collins, of Lackawanna, when they saw the tablet on the passenger seat, where 33-year-old Heather Battaglia, of Gowanda, was sitting.

Troopers searched Brennan and Battaglia and the car, and say Brennan had a ziplock bag with 43 Methadone pills in it.

Brennan was charged with possession and intending to sell a controlled substance. Battaglia is charged with possession. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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