Brooklyn man, teen arrested for drug possession, police say
By Leonard Sparks • Times Herald-Record
MONTICELLO – A man and a teenager from Brooklyn were arrested and charged with drug possession Friday, said Monticello police.
Yitzchok Belsky, 18, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and having an open container, and Efraim Levy, 17, with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of controlled substance.
Both were arrested after village police patrolling North Street around 3:20 a.m. stopped to investigate a group of people sitting on a stone wall with beer bottles.
Police say they found a clear plastic baggie containing cocaine near Levy's feet and were in the process of arresting him when Belsky approached carrying a bottle of whiskey. A search of Belsky's wallet turned up a clear plastic baggie containing marijuana, police say.
Levy is being held in Sullivan County Jail on $2,500 bail. Belsky was released and ordered to return to the Monticello Village Court on Aug. 27.
[Hat Tip: WSC.]