Troopers arrested Jarad Delano, 24, of White Plains, and charged him with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Delano was one of two passengers in a red Subaru Outback that was stopped for a traffic infraction at about 2:45 p.m. while headed north on Interstate 87 in the Town of Clarkstown.
Troopers said they smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle after it was stopped and called a state police K-9 unit to the scene.
After further investigation, police charged Delano. The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Dutchess County man, was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Both Delano and the driver were released and given tickets to appear in Clarkstown court on Jan. 8.
The other passenger in the vehicle was not charged.The White Plains Patch typically doesn’t print the names of individuals charged with misdemeanors or violations.