Thruway traffic stop leads to two arrests on drug charges

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two men are facing drug charges after a routine traffic stop on the Niagara Thruway in Buffalo.

State Police pulled over a car on I-190 North Wednesday for a minor traffic infraction. Troopers discovered neither the driver nor his passenger had a valid driver’s license. When searching the car, troopers say they found Suboxone pills and almost four grams of marijuana.

James Deblasi, 22, of Tonawanda, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in non-original container.

Robert Deblasi, 23, of Buffalo, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance in non-original container.

State Police say Suboxone is a drug usually prescribed to people addicted to opiates, but it is often sold on the street. If found in possession of Suboxone without a valid prescription, a person can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.

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