LOCKPORT – A Middleport man faced a number of charges after police uncovered drugs during a traffic stop Monday.
Christopher L. Monaco, 20, of Carmen Road, was charged with obstructed view, aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful possession of marijuana, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle.
Lockport police stopped Monaco at 1:27 a.m. Monday on East Avenue for an equipment violation. They found he was driving without a license and then noticed the odor of marijuana. In a search of the vehicle police found a baggie of marijuana and three hypodermic needles, one filled with a pink substance that Monaco admitted was Opana, a controlled substance.
Police also seized $80 in cash.