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Woman stopped for speeding in Farmingdale had 3 guns in car, police say

Nassau police say Yulisa R. Almonte, 24, who

Nassau police say Yulisa R. Almonte, 24, who was stopped because she was speeding in Farmingdale Tuesday, June 9, 2015, had three guns in her car, including two in a hidden compartment. Photo Credit: NCPD / NCPD

A woman stopped for speeding in Farmingdale Tuesday had three guns in her car, including two in a hidden compartment, Nassau police said.

Special operations officers on patrol tried to pull over a red Honda Accord on South Front Street shortly after midnight, but the driver, Yulisa R. Almonte, did not stop until she reached Denton Place, less than a mile away, police said.

Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the car and noticed a packet of Suboxone, a drug used to fight opiate addiction, on top of the center console, police said.

Almonte, 24, of Copiague, was arrested, police said, and afterward officers found a loaded .40-caliber Glock inside the console and a loaded revolver and a .22 caliber handgun in a hidden compartment. They also found a pill believed to be oxycodone and more Suboxone, police said.

Almonte was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. One of the weapons charges accuses her of defacing a gun, according to online court records.

Bail was set at $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash.

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