NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop D Commander
State Police arrested Nathan J. Donalson, age 23 from Syracuse, NY for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree (C felony) and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd degree (violation).
On July 31, 2020, at 3:56 p.m., Troopers conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 81 near Bartell Road in the town of Cicero for a vehicle and traffic violation. During an interview with the driver, Nathan Donalson, Troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana and asked both driver and a female passenger out of the vehicle. While conducting a vehicle search, Troopers located a loaded Smith & Wesson Model 459 semi-automatic firearm and a bag of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Donalson was taken into custody and transported to the Onondaga County Justice Center for centralized arraignment.