Police in New York took a 25-year-old man into custody on March 19 during a parole warrant effort. The man is facing drug possession charges after officers allegedly discovered 23 bags containing what was believed to be crack cocaine in his parked vehicle. Court records indicate that the man's bail was set at $5,000 during his arraignment hearing at Stapleton Criminal Court. He is scheduled to appear in court again on April 7.
According to media reports, the drug charges were the latest episode in a series of problems that the man has had with the law. Reports indicate that he was sentenced to a prison term of two and a half years after entering a plea of guilty to charges of assault in the second degree. The charges stemmed from an October 2011 shooting in West Brighton that left two women wounded. The man earned parole in November 2013.