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Pete Davidson pulled over in Fayetteville, N.Y.; passenger facing drug charges

Pete Davidson pulled over in Fayetteville, N.Y.; passenger facing drug charges. (Photo MGN Online)

Actor and comedian Pete Davidson was pulled over in Fayetteville, and his passenger is now facing drug charges, according to Manlius Police.

It happened just before 4:30 a.m. on August 11th on Salt Springs Road in Fayetteville.

Davidson was driving the car and his passenger, Joseph Gay Jr., was charged with Criminal Possession of a controlled substance, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, police said.

According to court documents the marijuana was located inside a lunch box. When asked what was inside the lunch box, Gay Jr. replied, "you know what it is."

Attorney Sheldon Gould explained why Davidson was not arrested or charged, even though he was in the car at the time.

Gould said there is a difference between partnership and ownership.

"If it is found on the person of someone in the car then what should happen is that only that person would be arrested for the drugs, whether it's marijuana or other drugs," Attorney Gould said.

Gay Jr.'s attorney, Billy Sullivan said Davidson is prescribed medical marijuana and has a card.

Sullivan also said he anticipates the case will be resolved without any criminal conviction.

Gay Jr. is due back in the Village of Fayetteville Court on August 28th at 5:30 p.m.

Davidson is currently in the Syracuse area filming "Big Time Adolescence," also starring Jon Cryer, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly among others.

Jeremy Garelick, the producer of the film said Davidson has "been great to work with and he's an incredibly funny comedian. I wasn't aware of the incident until the next day."

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