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New York City men face drug, forgery charges in Nassau, cops say

From left, Ryan Stephenson, Jeremy Alba and Antonio

From left, Ryan Stephenson, Jeremy Alba and Antonio Aguilera, were arrested in Farmingdale and charged with possession of fraudulent credit cards and what appeared to be cocaine on Feb. 24, 2016, Nassau County police said. Credit: NCPD

Three men were arrested Wednesday night in Farmingdale after officers stopped the car they were in for speeding on Fulton Avenue — and a search found drugs and more than two dozen fraudulent credit cards in the vehicle, police said.

The traffic stop occurred on southbound Fulton at 8:30 p.m.

Nassau County police said that after stopping the 2016 Honda for excessive speed, Bureau of Special Operations officers and officers from the CIRRT Task Force found “a clear plastic bag” on the front passenger side floor that appeared to contain crack. A search of the vehicle uncovered 29 fake credit cards, police said.

Arrested were the driver, Ryan Stephenson, 26, of 231st Street, Cambria Heights, Queens, as well as passengers Antonio Aguilera, 24, of East 102nd Street, Canarsie, Brooklyn, and Jeremy Alba, 22, of 135th Avenue, South Ozone Park, Queens.

Stephenson was charged with 11 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and traffic infractions. Aguilera was charged with eight counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and Alba was charged with 10 counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

All three face arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

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