TODAY'S PAPER
59° Good Evening
59° Good Evening
Long IslandCrime

Cops: Driver went 120 mph on Southern State Parkway

Antonio Rizo, 42, of Elmont, “was found to be in possession of edible cannabis in the form of cookies, cereal treats, and brownies,” State Police said.

Antonio Rizo, 42, drove 120 mph on the

Antonio Rizo, 42, drove 120 mph on the Southern State Parkway, police said Wednesday. Photo Credit: NY State Police

An Elmont man who drove 120 mph on the Southern State Parkway had marijuana-laced cookies, cereal treats and brownies, State Police said.

Troopers said they stopped Antonio Rizo, 42, of News Avenue, at about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday after he reached 120 mph on the parkway, which has a 55 mph limit.

“The traffic stop resulted in a probable cause search, where Rizo was found to be in possession of edible cannabis in the form of cookies, cereal treats, and brownies, along with small quantities of marijuana,” State Police said in a news release.

Rizo was arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead on 31 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and aggravated unlicensed operation, according to online court records.

Rizo is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, court records state. His attorney could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

CORRECTION: The speed of the vehicle was incorrect in a previous version of this story.

Latest Long Island News