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18 October 2018
Two arrested on drug charges following a vehicle and traffic stop in Syracuse
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Philip T. Rougeux
Troop D Commander
On Tuesday October 16, 2018, Troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on Onondaga Avenue in the city of Syracuse. Investigation revealed the front seat passenger, identified as Christie L. Menkins, age 43, from Phoenix, NY was in possession of crack cocaine. She was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (class “A” misdemeanor) and released on an appearance ticket.
A back seat passenger, identified as Leroy T. Giles, age 27, from Syracuse, NY was found to be in possession of marijuana. During the investigation, Giles revealed that he also had multiple baggies of cocaine secreted on his person. Giles was arrested and processed for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (class “B” felony), Tampering with Physical Evidence (class “E” felony), and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (class “A” misdemeanor). He was remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center on $5,000 cash bail/$10,000 bond.
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