Driver allegedly carried brass knuckles, bag of pot

Mark Swantek

BUFFALO, N.Y.(WIVB)- Police report finding brass knuckles and a bag of marijuana during a traffic stop in Brant on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation. New York State Police say 20-year-old Mark Swantek was stopped for speeding on Versailles Plank Road.

Troopers say he told them he did not have a license. Troopers say he had the brass knuckles in his pocket and five grams of pot in a plastic baggy in his car.

He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana. He is due in Brant Town Court later this month. 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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