BROOKHAVEN, NY – A Patchogue man was arrested after he was caught with 150 flavored vape cartridges with THC and over two pounds of marijuana in his car in Brookhaven last week, according to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.
On Friday at 12:43 p.m, deputies pulled over 26-year-old Sean Bell, who was driving a 2007 BMW, after noticing he was driving on the center median on Sunrise Highway near exit 57/58 partially blocking the left lane, the sheriff’s department said.
During the traffic stop, the deputies discovered the cartridges containing and two and a half pounds of marijuana in five vacuum sealed bags in the trunk of the car, according to the sheriff’s department.
Further investigation revealed that Bell was in violation of driving the car without an interlock device and his license had been suspended six times on six dates, the sheriff’s department said.
Bell was arrested for fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second degree criminal possession of marijuana, seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, and driving with an Interlock device.
He was transported to Sheriffs Headquarters for processing.
In 2014, Bell was arrested along with another Patchogue man in connection to a robbery in Patchogue, according to a previous Patch article. In addition, in 2011 he was arrested in Patchogue and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, according to a Patch report.