Dunkirk city police have reportedly seized significant amounts of cocaine powder, crack cocaine, marijuana and cash during a traffic stop Wednesday evening in the 600 block of Main Street.
According to a news release, around 6:45 p.m., a patrol officer stopped a van on Main Street after observing the vehicle run a stop sign.
During the traffic stop, a passenger in the van, Traiquane C. Nance, 24, of 212 Plover St., Dunkirk, allegedly began acting suspiciously and appeared to be trying to conceal a plastic bag.
When officers tried to get the bag from Nance, he allegedly struggled with the officers. A further search of Nance also led to the alleged seizure of marijuana and cash.
A search of the vehicle and the driver, Nicholas T. Bailey, 24, of 631 Swan St., led to the reported seizure of cocaine powder with an estimated street value of about $500 and additional amounts of cash.
Nance was handed the charges of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (both felonies) and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration (a misdemeanor).
Bailey was charged with passing a stop sign and felony counts of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Both men were taken to police headquarters. Once there, Nance allegedly struggled with officers once again as they attempted a thorough search of him in an effort to prevent them from seizing additional amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana that he had concealed in his underwear.
About $200 worth of crack and about $150 worth of marijuana was reportedly seized and Nance was charged additionally with a second count of obstruction, as well as additional counts of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana (a violation).
Both defendants were held without bail for arraignment in Dunkirk City Court.
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