State police charged two New York City men with possessing cocaine and marijuana after their car was stopped on the state Thruway in Mentz Monday for having tinted windows that were too dark.
Troopers in Syracuse said the men were westbound when their 1998 Lexus LS 400 was stopped at 11:26 p.m.
While questioning the driver, the troopers developed probable cause to search the vehicle and allegedly found two baggies or marijuana stored in a black bag, troopers said. Troopers then searched the trunk where they allegedly found eight ounces of cocaine.
Troopers charged Chitunda Capers, 31, of Bronx, and Paul Foy, 43, of Queens, with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana.
The men were arraigned in the Mentz Town Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of bail, which was set at $60,000 cash or $120,000 bond.