Troopers say they found drugs in man’s pocket

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NIAGARA, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say when troopers caught up to a man who fled a traffic stop on foot, they found marijuana and cocaine in his pockets.

Olu Robertson, 34, was stopped on Lockport Road in the Town of Niagara on Tuesday for not wearing a seat belt. While interviewing him, troopers say they could smell marijuana emanating from the vehicle, and asked Robertson to exit.

Once outside the vehicle, troopers say they saw a large bulge in Robertson’s pocket. According to police, he refused to be searched and took off on foot in the Beldon Center area in the Town of Niagara.

With the help of other law enforcement agencies, Robertson was taken into custody a short time later at St. Paul and Nevada Avenue. Troopers say he had marijuana and cocaine in his pocket packaged for sale.

Robertson was taken to the Niagara County Jail on charges of third degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug with the intent to sell, fourth degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug, second degree obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana and a violation for not wearing a seat belt.

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