ITHACA, N.Y. — Police say they found cocaine and marijuana during an Ithaca traffic stop Friday.

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Officials said in a news release that Tompkins County Sheriff Deputies stopped a gray Pontiac with no front licence plate at 12:27 a.m. on State Route 13. An investigation into the incident turned up marijuana and cocaine in the vehicle, police said.

Driver John A. Benton, 20, of Ithaca was issued a ticket for no front license plate.  Nagee E. Green, 22, of  Dryden, was charged with a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both Benton and Green were issued appearance tickets to Ithaca City Court on April 27.

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Jolene Almendarez

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