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Man Arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in Great Neck

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The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Ridgewood man for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance that occurred on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm in Great Neck.

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George Martinez, 30, of Ridgewood was placed under arrest.

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Great Neck, NY - February 21, 2017 - The Third Squad reports the arrest of a Ridgewood man for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance that occurred on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm in Great Neck.

According to detectives, George Martinez, 30 of Ridgewood was stopped on Pembroke Avenue and Belmont Road by a Third Precinct officer assigned to a patrol car equipped with a license plate reader when the reader received an alarm for a vehicle with a suspended registration.  As the officer approached the vehicle he smelled a strong odor of marihuana and another officer observed marihuana cigarettes in the rear of the vehicle.  A subsequent investigation by officers found 31 bags of marijuana and concentrated cannabis in vape vials in the vehicle.  Martinez was placed under arrest without incident.

Martinez is charged with Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 4th degree, Criminal Possession Marihuana 4th degree and multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations.  He will be arraigned on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at First District Court in Hempstead.