CRIMINAL SALE MARIJUANA - MASSENA - Village police charged Christopher H. Pettit, 25, of 102 Spencer Road, Candor, formerly of Rooseveltown, with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana at 2 a.m. Monday after investigating a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the closed On A Roll Deli store.
Police said when they approached the vehicle Pettit said he was waiting in the parking lot for his girlfriend, but officers said they smelled marijuana. Pettit allegedly consented to a voluntary search of his vehicle by the village police departments K-9 unit, and police located nine sandwich bags each containing one gram of marijuana. Police said they also seized a palm scale with marijuana residue from the vehicle.
Pettit was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $250 cash.