Cocaine, Marijuana Also Found During Search Of Suspect, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police this weekend found 10 kilos of cocaine in a car they pulled over for defective lights in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, 90th Precinct officers were on routine patrol at Bushwick Avenue and Meserole Street in Brooklyn, when they witnessed the 2005 black Toyota Camera headed north on Bushwick Avenue with a defective tail light and an adequate plate light.

The officers pulled over the driver for a traffic ticket, and noticed an odor of marijuana, police said. The officers also recognized the suspect as someone wanted for an open warrant for a previous traffic violation and arrested him.

Upon searching the suspect, the officers found 26 Ziploc bags of cocaine and two Ziploc bags of marijuana in his sweat shirt pocket, police said.

Once they took the man to the police station, 10 kilos of cocaine and more than $8,000 in cash were found in the trunk of the car, police said.

The man – Brian Espinal, 25, of Brooklyn – was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and two traffic violations.

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