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Yorktown Teens Face Pot Charges After Junior Lake Park Arrest, Police Say

Police withheld the names because both teens are eligible for youthful offender status.
Police withheld the names because both teens are eligible for youthful offender status. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Two Yorktown teens face charges of marijuana possession after they were arrested at Junior Lake Park, police said.

Authorities went to Edgewater Street around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday  to investigate a report of suspicious activity, police said.

Police said they arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, whose names are being withheld because both are eligible for youthful offender status.

The girl was found in possession of marijuana, a switchblade knife and the sedative zolpidem, police said. Police said she faces charges of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

The boy also had marijuana in his possession, police said. He was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, police said.

Both teens were taken to police headquarters, where they were issued appearance tickets for Oct. 1 and released to their parents’ custody, police said.

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