Traffic stop leads to drug charges in Rutland

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RUTLAND — A 49-year-old man from New York was arrested in Rutland on Monday.

Police say they initiated a traffic stop for an observed motor vehicle violation on Grainger Street at around 11:00 p.m.

While speaking with the driver, identified as Paul Thomas, of Brooklyn, New York, indicators of drug activity were observed.

Police say a consent search and a subsequent search warrant revealed that Thomas was in possession of cocaine, a controlled substance.

He is also alleged to have had a criminal amount of marijuana.

Thomas was transported to the Vermont State Police Rutland barracks for processing.

He was released on a citation to appear in court to answer for the charge of possession of cocaine, marijuana, and a controlled substance.

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