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Rochester man faces numerous drug charges in Newark

It began as a simple vehicle infraction on Friday when Ronnie Britt, 26, of Rochester was stopped for No Plate Lamp on East Union Street.

As soon as police approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana. This led to a search where police found a quantity of rock cocaine on Britt. A further search discovered four 30 milligram Aderoll prescription pills in a glove compartment of the vehicle.

In the back seat they discovered 86 plastic baggies with the number 420 imprinted upon them. 420 is the slang term for marijuana. They also discovered a digital portable scale used for weighing drugs.

In the trunk they discovered another scale with cocaine residue on it. Britt also had $581 in cash on his person.

Britt was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree-cocaine; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree-Intent to Sell; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree in the Seventh Degree; No License; Inadequate Plate Lamp and failure to Notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of an Address Change.

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