30 March 2021
Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander

On March 29, 2021 at approximately 11:24 p.m., New York State Police at Homer arrested Mateo Vargas Vega, age 23 of Flushing, NY for the felony of Criminal Possession of a Marihuana in the first degree. 
A trooper monitoring traffic on Interstate 81 observed a vehicle traveling northbound at a low speed and failing to maintain a lane.  A traffic stop was initiated in the town of Preble. 
An investigation by the trooper led to the discovery of approximately 116 pounds of marihuana inside the vehicle. Vargas Vega was arrested and transported to SP Homer for processing.  He was virtually arraigned and released on his own recognizance. 
Vargas Vega will appear in the town of Preble court at a later date. 

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