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Police: Driver, Passenger Share Order of Protection, Drug Charges

State police on the Sprain Brook Parkway pulled over a woman driving a red Lincoln in Mount Pleasant at about 2 a.m. Feb. 2.

Police said that while talking to the driver, 28-year-old White Plains woman, the trooper observed marijuana in plain view.  Both she and the passenger of the vehicle, a 28-year-old Yonkers man, were detained as police conducted a further investigation.

In addition to 1 gram of marijuana, troopers located 4 small plastic envelopes containing a total weight of 1 gram of heroin during the investigation.

License checks on both revealed a stay-away order of protection against him, naming her as the protected party, police said.  

Both were arrested and transported to state police barracks in Tarrytown for processing. 

They were each charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation. Christopher M. Ortiz was additionally charged with Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree, a class E felony.  

Police said they were released on Appearance Tickets to separate third parties. She is due back in the Town of Mount Pleasant Court on Feb. 6, and Ortiz is due back in court on Feb. 13. 

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