Major David C. Candelaria
Troop L Commander
On September 4, 2017 at approximately 2:08 a.m., Troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on a 2013 Dodge Charger traveling on Hempstead Turnpike, in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County. During the traffic stop and upon interviewing the operator, Anthony S. Coleman, 26, of North Baldwin, NY, Troopers smelled an odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. Upon further investigation a loaded Taurus 9mm firearm was recovered under the front passenger seat. Mr. Coleman, along with his passenger, Jeff W. Saint-Gerard, 30, of Baldwin, NY were charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd (C-Felony) and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (Violation). Mr. Coleman and Mr. Saint-Gerard are scheduled to be arraigned in Nassau County First District Court.