Traffic stop nets heroin and two arrests

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — With the help of a friendly K-9 unit, New York State Police say they sniffed out drugs during a traffic stop.

Officers say they pulled over a vehicle for failing to keep right, only to learn the drive had a suspended license. Inside, police found driver Charles Kennedy, 32, and passenger Brandon Newby, 28.

Police say they brought in K-9 Kubi, who sniffed out heroin and fentanyl patches in the vehicle, along with other drug paraphernalia. State Police arrested both Kennedy and Newby, but gave Kennedy further examination.

A drug recognition expert evaluated Kennedy before making the determination that Kennedy drove while ability impaired. Officers charged him with driving while ability impaired, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Newby faces a charge of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both Newby and Kennedy will return to court at a later date.

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