Poughkeepsie city cops charge 3 over drugs, loaded gun

The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is located The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department is located in the rear of the City Hall in Poughkeepsie. (Feb. 14, 2013) Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

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Two Dutchess County men and a Westchester County man were charged Tuesday after a traffic stop search yielded a loaded gun and some drugs, police said.

Jonathan Robertson, 28, and Shamik Drayton, 25, both of the City of Poughkeepsie; and Faisal M. Khoder, 48, of Sleepy Hollow, were charged with second-degree weapon possession and third-degree drug possession, felonies, City of Poughkeepsie police Sgt. Matt Clark said in a statement.

At 5:19 p.m. Tuesday, officers Edward Fenichel and Robert Haberski were on patrol near the intersection of South Cherry and Church streets when they pulled over a white Volvo station wagon on suspicion of traffic infractions, police said. They smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car, police said.

The officers then searched the Volvo and found a loaded silver and white .25 caliber pistol, as well as unidentified quantities of heroin and cocaine, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia, police said.

All three suspects were arraigned Wednesday in Poughkeepsie City Court and sent to the Dutchess County Jail, Drayton and Khoder without bail, and Robertson in lieu of $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond. They return to court Monday, a jail official said Thursday.

Information on their legal representation was not available Thursday.

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