State Police Seize $42,000 Of Cocaine In I-287 Stop, Arrest Suspect

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ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- New York State Police seized approximately $42,000 in cocaine from a vehicle in Elmsford on Friday, March 7, police officials said. 

Braulio Rosa, 32, of Easton, Pa., was stopped on I-287 by troopers for alleged traffic violations. A K-9 search of the vehicle lead to the seizure of 843 grams of cocaine, State Police said. 

Troopers also seized an assortment of fireworks, counterfeit DVDs, and U.S. currency.

Rosa was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree trademark counterfeiting and unlawfully dealing fireworks. He was held at Westchester County Jail with no bail, according to the State Police. 

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I knew that drugs like cocaine are very valuable but it's amazing that 842 grams is worth $42,000! No wonder we're losing the war on drugs...with profits like that, there will always be someone willing to break the law.