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Man accused of providing false name to Trooper twice


JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. – A man has been accused of possessing marijuana and giving Troopers a false name.

According to State Police, a Trooper conducted a traffic stop on State Route 67 for crossing over the hazard markings on January 26.

The Trooper detected the smell of marijuana in the vehicle. The driver told the Trooper he did not have identification on him but provided the Trooper with a name and date of birth.

State Police in Fonda say the driver was interviewed and his vehicle was searched. They say the driver's wallet, with identification inside, was found in the vehicle by the Trooper.

The driver was identified as Dennis Myers of Johnstown, which did not match the identification he gave to the Trooper. During the vehicle search, marijuana was also found.

According to State Police, the Trooper recognized Myers from a previous traffic stop in October 2013. After locating paperwork with the previous traffic stop, the Trooper determined Myers have also given him a false name and date of birth in October.

Myers was arrested on two counts of false personation, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He will be back in town court later in February.  

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