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Medford traffic stop leads to drug, weapons charges, cops say

Emmanuel Dourthe, 18, left, of Coram, and Reina

Emmanuel Dourthe, 18, left, of Coram, and Reina Alicea, 20, of Lake Grove, face drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop June 30, 2017, in Medford,  Suffolk County police said. Credit: SCPD

The driver of a car and his passenger were charged with drug and weapons offenses after a traffic stop by police in Medford on Friday night, authorities said.

Emmanuel Dourthe, 18, of Homestead Drive in Coram, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled dangerous substance, police said.

Police said Dourthe’s passenger, Reina Alicea, 20, of Vivian Lane in Lake Grove, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon for having a switchblade and criminal possession of marijuana.

The suspects were scheduled for arraignment Saturday in First District Court in Central Islip.

According to a Suffolk County police news release, Sixth Precinct Officer Keith Liere pulled Dourthe over at 8 p.m. while Dourthe was driving a 2003 Honda Accord on Mill Road.

The release said that during Liere’s check of the vehicle he found a loaded and defaced 9 mm pistol, an ounce of heroin, an ounce of crack, drug paraphernalia, $1,240 in cash and three cellphones.

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