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SPD: Two men facing charges after drugs found in car with 10-month-old child

Devon Drake and Jarrett Johnson (Syracuse Police)

Syracuse Police made drug arrests following a traffic stop on Thursday night.

Officers said they made the traffic stop after a Mercury Mountaineer moved unsafely from it's lane and almost struck their marked patrol vehicle. According to officers there were three adults and a 10-month-old child in the car.

When the officers apporached the vehicle they smelled burning marijuana coming from inside, according to officers. Officers said they saw a marijuana cigarette in the center console of the vehicle.

Officers said they took the driver, Devon Drake, 27, into custody without incident. When inspecting the vehicle officers said they found eight grams of marijuana, 12 grams of synthetic cannabinoids and an open container of alcohol.

Upon further investigation, the rear passenger was found with 34 grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $3,400 in his possession, according to officers.

Officials say Drake faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of an open container and various vehicle and traffic law infractions. According to police, Johnson faces charges with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

Both men were sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center pending their arraignment.

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