A traffic stop Tuesday on State Route 17 in Hancock ends up with the driver and passenger arrested on drug charges. According to New York State Police, officers found that neither the car’s driver identified as Kareem Buckley, of Hempstead, NY, nor his passenger, Vernon McDaniel, of Jamaica, NY, possessed a valid driver license. A search of the car resulted in the discovery of 14 pounds of marijuana. Buckley was remanded to the Delaware County jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 property bond while McDaniel was issued a ticket returnable to the town of Hancock court.

Kareem R. Buckley (Credit: NYS Police)