Traffic stop leads to Goshen drug arrest

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A Brooklyn man was arrested in Goshen early Saturday morning after police say they found marijuana and cocaine in his vehicle after a traffic stop.

Christopher Soto, 24, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. He was ordered held at the Orange County Jail in lieu of $750 bail following his arraignment in Goshen Town Court.

A Goshen police officer pulled Soto over around 2 a.m. Saturday on suspicion of a traffic violation while he was driving along Route 17M. After the stop, an officer spotted a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in an ashtray, Goshen police say.

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Inside the vehicle, police say they found seven small plastic baggies with marijuana and a gram of cocaine stuffed into three more baggies.

A background check determined that a passenger in Soto's vehicle had an outstanding warrant in Pennsylvania for arrest on a possession of stolen property charge, police say. Pennsylvania authorities chose not to seek the man's extradition and he was released without being charged, Goshen police say.

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