Driving around without your seatbelt on is never a good idea, but when you know you’re breaking other laws it’s definitely not good. Once again a traffic stop has led to the driver’s arrest for possession of drugs in a car. This time both the driver and passenger were arrested.

On January 13th a Cohoes man was observed by a police officer driving a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt.

A police officer stopped a vehicle that was being driven by 21-year old Kaleb Parshall of Cohoes because he was not wearing a seatbelt. During the traffic stop, the officer found drugs and money in the car.

As officers investigating the incident they discovered $2600 in cash, edible cannabis, and cannabis cartridges.

Officers confiscated drugs and money. Both Mr. Parshall, along with his passenger 19 years old Nayquaree Robinson of Watervliet, was removed from the vehicle, arrested, and taken into custody.

Mr. Parshall was charged with Multiple Traffic Violations, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. He was taken to the Albany County Correctional Facility. He was scheduled for arraignment at the Watervliet City Court this morning.

The passenger, Nayquaree Robinson, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was not taken to jail but he must appear at the Watervliet City Court at a later date.

Another reminder that marijuana is still illegal. Also that concentrated marijuana cartrigdes is considered a controlled substance according to law. It seems that these two individuals are learning a lesson the hard way. Maybe we can learn from their example to wear our seatbelts, and not drive around with illegal drugs in the car.

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