Philipstown Man Charged with Drug Possession

Arrested after traffic stop on Route 301

The Putnam County Sheriff arrested a Philipstown man on Sept. 22 on charges of possession of marijuana and cocaine.

After a traffic stop on Route 301 at 8:28 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Irwin said he detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The deputy said the driver, Kenneth R. Place, 25, of 33 Mill Road in Philipstown, was in possession of quantities of marijuana and cocaine.

Place was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a misdemeanor. He was processed at the Nelsonville substation and released pending an appearance in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor, Place faces up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

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