Two Long Island men were arrested Saturday after police allegedly found 10 pounds of freshly harvested marijuana in their car during a traffic stop in Water Mill, Southampton Town Police said in a news release.
The two men were pulled over at 9:08 p.m. on Sept. 28 in Water Mill, cops said. After stopping the car for an unspecified traffic violation, a Southampton Town police officer reportedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, the news release said.
Inside the car, cops found a two large garbage bags containing over 10 pounds of freshly harvested marijuana.
Police charged the driver, Daniel Dost, 38, of Centereach with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, unlawfully growing marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Officials said he was driving with a suspended license.
A passenger in the vehicle, William Whelan, 43, of Lake Grove, was also arrested. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawfully groining marijuana.
During Sunday morning arraignments at Southampton Town Justice Court, Dost was ordered held on $8,100 bail and Whelan was ordered held on $10,100 bail. According to jail records, Dost posted a bond alternative and was released from custody on Sunday. Whelan remains incarcerated at the Suffolk County jail, as of this writing.