Seat belt stop leads to drug charges

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a passenger Sunday, on Buffalo’s east side.

New York State Police say they stopped a vehicle on Paderewski Street over a seat belt, and ended up charging 45-year-old Rhona Brown of Buffalo with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Police say they discovered Brown had two active warrants for drug charges. While she was being searched, police found a small rock of crack cocaine and marijuana.

Brown was taken to the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment Monday.

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