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Two arrested after Hempstead traffic stop, police say

David J. Solomon, left, and Phillip Sanders, both

David J. Solomon, left, and Phillip Sanders, both of Roosevelt, were arrested before dawn on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, after they were spotted speeding in a car with its headlights off in Hempstead, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

Two Roosevelt men were arrested before dawn Sunday after they were spotted in a car speeding through Hempstead with its headlights off, police said.

Police conducted a traffic stop of the tan-colored Honda Accord at Greenwich and Ann streets at 5:18 a.m. and smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the car, Nassau County police said.

The driver, David J. Solomon, 31, of 46 Catlin Ave., was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving without a license, and was given two traffic citations, police said.

A passenger in the back seat, Phillip Sanders, 37, of 151A Hudson Ave., was arrested on a weapons charge after a loaded firearm was found on the rear seat, police said.

Both men were awaiting arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

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