Cops: Speeding stop leads to drug charges

A West Babylon man stopped for speeding Wednesday on the Southern State Parkway faces drug and forgery charges, State Police said.

Troopers stopped Elijah C. Arbouin, 19, at about 9:45 p.m. because he was driving 82 mph in a 55 mph zone westbound on the parkway near Exit 41 in West Islip, police said.

Troopers found in his possession about 39 grams of marijuana, 30 oxycodone pills, a digital scale and packaging materials, according to a news release.


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He was arrested and taken to the Brentwood barracks, where he was also found to have a forged New Jersey driver's license, police said.

He is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic violations.

Arbouin is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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