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West Haverstraw Man Faces Drug Possession Charges In Orangetown

Orangetown police say they found marijuana in the car of a West Haverstraw man Saturday after they pulled him over in Nyack for using a cell phone.
Orangetown police say they found marijuana in the car of a West Haverstraw man Saturday after they pulled him over in Nyack for using a cell phone. Photo Credit: Orangetown Police Department/Facebook

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Orangetown police, who pulled over a driver for using a cell phone Saturday, ended up charging him with drug possession.

Franklyn Soto, 22, of West Haverstraw, was stopped on Main Street in Nyack around 7 p.m., police said.

Police said they arrested Soto after finding several containers of marijuana in his car.

He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, police said.

Soto is to appear in Nyack Village Court next month.

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