10 pounds of marijuana found in stolen car during traffic stop

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A 23-year-old man has been arrested after State Police say they found 10 pounds of marijuana in a stolen car he was driving. According to Police, on March 31, Damian Julien was pulled over for a traffic violation on Albany’s Jay Street.

During the stop, Troopers discovered the vehicle was reported stolen from the City of Albany. State Police claim a subsequent search of both Julien and the vehicle revealed he was in possession of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana.

Julien is currently facing the following charges:

  • Third degree criminal possession of stolen property
  • Second degree criminal possession of marijuana
  • Third degree criminal possession of marijuana

Julien was processed and issued an appearance ticket, he is due to appear in court on April 23.

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