Cops: Driver, passenger arrested on drug charges

Michelle Pagliarulo, 37, and Andrew Pagliarulo, 34, both

Michelle Pagliarulo, 37, and Andrew Pagliarulo, 34, both of Patchogue, have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, unlawful possession of marijuana, police said. (Sept. 22, 2012) (Credit: Handout)

A Patchogue woman pulled over Saturday in North Bellmore and her passenger face felony drug charges after troopers found them in possession of cocaine, prescription painkillers and marijuana, State Police said.

Michelle Pagliarulo, 37, and her passenger, Andrew Pagliarulo, 34, also of Patchogue, are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony; and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

Michelle Pagliarulo also is charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and for driving with a suspended registration.

They are scheduled to appear Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Troopers were using a vehicle with a license plate reader and stopped Pagliarulo's red Nissan Armada at about 11:45 a.m. on the Southern State Parkway because her registration was suspended, police said.

A search of the vehicle resulted in 2.3 grams of cocaine, several oxycodone pills, 8 grams of marijuana and a smoking pipe containing marijuana, police said.

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