Sheriff deputy said he smelled marijuana

A Putnam County Sheriff’s deputy arrested two women on June 11 on misdemeanor charges after a traffic stop on Oscawana Lake Road in Putnam Valley. The driver, identified as Allie M. Farwell, 22, of Nelsonville, had a suspended license. The deputy also said he smelled marijuana during the stop and that a passenger, identified as McKayla L. Gordineer, 19, of Cortlandt Manor, was in possession of marijuana and a controlled substance.

Farwell was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license and Gordineer with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Gordineer was taken to the Putnam County Correctional Facility and released after posting $100 cash bail. If found guilty of the misdemeanor charges, the defendants could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 for each charge.

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