Police uncover 120 grams of pot while responding to car crash

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MONTEBELLO -

A car crash in Montebello lead Ramapo police to a drug bust.

Authorities responded to an accident on Route 59 near Hemion Road.

They say a 20-year-old Stony Point man fell asleep while driving and hit a utility pole.

Police say while they were conducting a sobriety test on the man, his girlfriend arrived on the scene and tried to remove a bag from the car.

They then uncovered more than 120 grams of marijuana inside the bag.

The driver and his 18-year-old girlfriend from West Haverstraw have been charged with criminal possession of marijuana.

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