Syracuse man found with 6 ounces of crack cocaine after running red light

Syracuse Police seized more than 6 ounces of crack cocaine, worth approximately $17,000, from a Syracuse man after a traffic stop late Thursday night.

Police say officers observed a 2013 Dodge Avenger run a red light at the intersection of Midland Avenue at West Kennedy Street around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

The officers pulled the car over in the 800 block of Midland Avenue and identified the driver, and only occupant, as 40-year-old Lamar Dorsey of Syracuse.

Police say an investigation revealed that Dorsey had a suspended driverâ??s license and also had an active warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation.

Dorsey was arrested after a short struggle.

Police say Dorsey was found to be in possession of more than 6 ounces of "crack" cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately $17,000.

Dorsey was charged with the felonies of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, the misdemeanors of criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and aggravated unlicensed operation. He was also ticketed for unlicensed operation and running a red light.

Dorsey is expected to be arraigned Friday in Syracuse City Criminal Court.

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