Two area men were arrested for allegedly being in possession of a weapon and drugs during a traffic stop for having excessive window tinting.
Kevin Colon, 32, and Mario Perez, 31, both of Rockaway, Queens, were arrested around 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, during the stop in Levittown on the Hempstead Turnpike, said the Nassau County Police.
During the stop of the 2017 Nissan Altima, officers found Colon, 32, was in possession of a substance believed to be marijuana. Perez was allegedly found to be in possession of a handgun. He was arrested without incident.
Colon was charged with:
- criminal possession of a controlled substance
- unlawful possession of marijuana
- multiple traffic infractions
He was released on an appearance ticket.
Perez was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.
He will be arraigned on Friday, Nov. 13, in Mineola.
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