Two men stopped with 5 lbs. of pot in Oswegatchie; police cite pair from Massena and Norfolk with one lb. in Rossie
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:58 am

Two Syracuse men are charged with having five pounds of marijuana in their vehicle after a traffic stop.

In an unrelated case, men from Massena and Norfolk are accused of having more than a pound of marijuana in their possession.

Israel Ramos, 22, 408 Elliot Rd., Syracuse, and Teddy T. Sibounhome, 23, 366 Loma Ave., Syracuse, face charges of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana after the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s K9 patrol stopped the 2005 Toyota they were in for alleged failure to keep right on County Rt. 6 in the town of Oswegatchie.

Deputies say their dog “alerted” at the car, indicating the presence of contraband. Five vacuum-sealed bags of pot, approximately one pound each, were found behind the back seat of the car, deputies said.

Both men were arraigned in Town of Canton Court and released to the supervision of probation authorities.

The U.S. Border Patrol assisted at the scene.

In Rossie Wednesday, Joel Farrell, 24, Massena, and Stephen S. Grant, 25, Norfolk, were stopped along U.S. Rt. 11 by state police at 5:35 p.m.

Troopers report that found at least a pound of pot, and charged both men with second-degree criminal possession.

Police say their investigation continues.