Jamek R. Atkins, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on Wednesday, March 10, after being stopped by state police on Route 9, said Trooper AJ Hicks.
According to Hicks, troopers conducted a traffic stop of a 2012 Hyundai sedan on Route 9 in the town of Poughkeepsie for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law.
An investigation found one of the passengers, identified as Atkins, was in illegal possession of a Springfield Armory XDS .45 handgun, and approximately 3.2 grams of cocaine.
Further investigation discovered the handgun had been reported stolen out of South Carolina.
He was charged with:
- Criminal possession of a weapon
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance
- Criminal possession of stolen property
Atkins was arraigned before the town of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, $100,000 secure bond, or $200,000 partially secure bond.
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