BREWSTER, N.Y. -- A Brewster man was charged with drug possession after being stopped by deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, according to Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith.
Vinicio Quezada, 37, was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 29, after deputies assigned to the unit were on patrol on North Main Street in the Village of Brewster when they spotted Quezada, who they knew to be a suspect in an ongoing narcotics sales investigation, sheriff's officials said.
After stopping Quezada, deputies found a quantity of powdered cocaine during a search. In addition, a criminal history check showed that he was wanted on a deportation warrant by immigration officials, sheriff's officials said.
Quezada was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is being held at the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.
The charges pertaining to the narcotics sales stemmed from an investigation of cocaine sales that began in the summer of 2015. The charges were lodged with the court following the arraignment, sheriff's officials said.
If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, Quezada could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
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