Red Creek man had drugs, gun during traffic stop; faces multiple felony charges

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that a Red Creek man was arrested on multiple felony drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop in Newark.

Clayton Reed, 58, of Red Creek was observed passing a Wayne County Deputy while in their patrol vehicle, and a plow truck, in a No Passing Zone on Arcadia Zurich Norris Road.

Due to the observing deputy having a prisoner in the patrol vehicle, he called to the next closest deputy. The second deputy came into contact with suspected vehicle in the Village of Newark, on West Pearl Street and initiated a stop.

When stopped Reed was identified as the driver of the vehicle, and the sole occupant. However, deputies say Reed made an overt and suspicious movement.

When the deputy was speaking with Reed, he observed a plastic bag that appeared to contain cocaine sitting on the center console, near the vehicle’s shifter. Further investigation and search of the vehicle revealed more cocaine and a handgun.

Reed having a criminal history with five misdemeanor and four felony convictions is not allowed to possess a handgun in New York State. He did possess a total of 11.5 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, according to deputies.

Reed was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon — all felonies. He was also arrested on several vehicle and traffic violations.

He was remanded to the WAyne County Jail on no bail and will answer the charges at a later date.

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