Teen facing underage drinking, drug and weapons charges

James Cook

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) A Tonawanda teenager is facing a list of criminal charges after a traffic stop in Cheektowaga.

New York State Police troopers say they pulled over a vehicle, with no brake lights, driven by 19 year old James W. Cook on the I-90 on Wednesday. Troopers say they could smell a strong odor of marijuana while they interviewed Cook,

Police says they then found marijuana in several different forms, a glass pipe containing burnt marijuana and a marijuana cigar. Cook allegedly also had 4 cans of beer, 3 daggers and 5 throwing stars in the vehicle.

Cook was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon with Intent to Use in the 4th Degree, which are misdemeanors. The teen was also charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Alcohol by Person Under 21, which are violations

Cook was issued an Appearance Ticket ordering him to appear in the Town of Cheektowaga Court. 

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