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Vehicle filled with pills, meth leads to charges for pair

BROCTON — A pair pulled over by New York State Police in Fredonia are facing a number of drug charges.

Troopers charged Joshua Heimerl, 24, of Dunkirk for three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, four counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of controlled substances by ultimate users original container. Kelsie Briggs, 28, of Brocton was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

A vehicle in which Heimerl and Briggs were passengers was pulled over on Thursday for a traffic violation and while speaking to the occupants, Troopers smelled marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle and its occupants revealed that Heimerl was in possession of a container with methamphetamine, a dextroamphetamine pill, a hydrocodone pill, two scales containing drug residue, multiple glassine envelopes containing drug residue and a jar and several bags containing marijuana.

Briggs was found to be in possession of containers with cocaine residue. The driver was issued tickets and released. Heimerl and Briggs were placed under arrest, transported to Fredonia. Heimerl and Briggs were issued appearance tickets and released, to appear in the town of Portland Court on a later date.

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