Antonio A. Rizo, 42, is charged with 31 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, officials report.
NYS Police arrested Antonio A. Rizo of Elmont, 42, for Possession of a Controlled Substance.
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Farmingdale, NY - May 24, 2018 - On May 22, 2018, at approximately 10:40 pm, members of the New York State Police, SP Farmingdale, arrested Antonio A. Rizo, age 42, of Elmont, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.
While on routine patrol on the Southern State Parkway, a Trooper observed a vehicle driving reckless, with speeds reaching 120 mph in a 55 mph zone. The Trooper initiated a vehicle and traffic stop on the speeding vehicle, which was operated by Antonio A. Rizo.
The traffic stop resulted in a probable cause search, where Rizo was found to be in possession of edible cannabis in the form of cookies, cereal treats, and brownies; along with small quantities of marijuana. Rizo was charged with 31 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, Reckless Endangerment 2nd, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd.
He was held at Nassau County District Court until his arraignment on May 23, 2018.
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