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Syracuse traffic stop leads to weapons & marijuana arrests

Syracuse police say what started as a traffic stop, eventually ended with the arrest of a group of six teenagers and young adults Sunday morning.
SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse police say what started as a traffic stop, eventually ended with the arrest of a group of six teenagers and young adults Sunday morning.

Around 3:15 a.m., an officer noticed a Jeep Liberty drifting out of its lane on South Geddes Street.

As the SUV was turning into the Fastrac gas station on Erie Boulevard, the officer stopped the driver for the traffic violation.

When he went up to the car to speak the driver, police say he could smell marijuana.

Extra officers were called to the scene, where they found a loaded 45 caliber semi-automatic and a loaded 357 revolver inside the Jeep.

The driver, 24-year old Jesus Castro Ubiles of Geneva was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, driving while intoxicated and failure to maintain lane.

16-year old Jesse Murray of Syracuse was a passenger and was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The remaining four passengers were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and include: 17 year old Kemar Pertillar of Syracuse, 22-year old Miguel Dejesus-Torres of Syracuse, 19-year old Sammy Matos of Syracuse and a 15-year old male who is not being identified because of his age.

All of the adult occupants were taken to the Justice Center and are scheduled for arraignment later in the day on Sunday.

The 15-year old will appear in Family Court at a later date.




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