Good Police Work

MIDDLETOWN — Police arrested a city man on felony drug and weapon possession charges stemming from a Monday night traffic stop. Police said they stopped Alexis R. Marrero, 31, on Dolson Avenue around 9 p.m. for an equipment violation and while interviewing him, discovered he had a switchblade knife. After arresting Marrero on the weapons charge, they searched his vehicle and found approximately 200 grams of cocaine. Marrero was sent to Orange County Jail, where he was being held without bail.

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An equipment violation (broken tail light, no brake lights,etc.) leads to a knife which leads to 200 grams of Cocaine. Cops notice the small stuff. Small stuff leads to big stuff. Where an ill informed person would say: “Why are the cops pulling that guy over? A broken tail light? Don’t they have anything better to do?” This is the reason why drivers are pulled over for the little stuff. Sometimes it is a drug dealer that doesn’t care about his tail lights and is carrying a switchblade and 200grams of cocaine.

 Why did this particular event make it to the newspaper? I am not sure it must have been a slow news day. This is an everyday occurence.

Here is the article:
http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081119/NEWS/81119004

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