Batavia woman accused of possessing over 1.8 pounds of Marihuana after traffic stop

Written by on January 15, 2018

State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in Bethlehem for allegedly speeding.

According to police the driver 26 year old Johnoy Muschette of Hartford Connecticut gave probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants.

Muschette was allegedly found in possession of several forged personal checks.  The passenger 22 year old Cassandra Newell of Batavia was allegedly found in possession of approximately 833.3 grams of marihuana which is approximately 1.8 pounds of pot.

Both Muschette and Newell were taken into custody.

Muschette was charged with felony counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument and Newell was hit with a felony count of Criminal Possession of Marihuana.

Both were remanded to the Albany County Jail with Newell held in lieu of $4,500 and Muschette in lieu $5,000.

They are expected in Bethlehem Town Court tomorrow afternoon.


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