I-88 Otego Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearms Arrest
The arrest of a man from Ithaca with three passengers who are minors, took place on on the afternoon of August 12 following a traffic violation observed on I-88 in the Town of Otego according to New York State Police at Oneonta.
After being stopped by Troopers, the smell of marijuana in the vehicle prompted an investigation which uncovered two illegal handguns and a quantity of drugs in the vehicle. Jordan T. Pratt, age 21 of Ithaca was arrested and charged with felonies of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree (one count for the possession and a second count for intent to sell) and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the second degree. The driver and two other passengers were not charged.
Pratt was remanded to the Otsego County jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.