James D. Murphy, 22, was arrested Dec. 1 and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and speeding. If convicted, he could face up to 15 days in jail.
Police said Murphy was pulled over in a Ford Explorer at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday for allegedly speeding on I-87 in the Town of Cornwall. When the trooper pulled over Murphy, he “detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” a news release said.
Cops later found a total of 27 grams of marijuana in the car and Murphy was arrested at the scene.
Authorities said he was released after being processed and issued a desk appearance ticket. He is due to appear in the Town of Cornwall Court on Dec. 18.