Drug and Weapons Arrest

A routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of a North Tonawanda man just after 3:00 PM this afternoon. Dunkirk Police stopped a car on Main St. when the driver failed to properly signal for a turn. When the officer approached the vehicle and asked the driver for his license and registration a strong odor of marihuana was detected. The driver, identified as Jaquan T. Collins, admitted to possessing marihuana and turned over a plastic bag containing a little over 17 grams of the substance. A subsequent check of the vehicle lead to the seizure of a handgun that was in the side pocket of the driver’s side car door. The weapon, a revolver, was not loaded. Jaquan T. Collins was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with Improper Turn Signal, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree.

He posted bail and will appear in Dunkirk City Court at a later date for arraignment.

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