On April 24, 2018, the New York State Police from the Brewster barracks arrested Fred Agyeman, age 45, of Frankford, KY, for Criminal Possession of a Firearm in the 2nd degree, a class C felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd degree with a prior conviction, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, both class D felonies, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class E felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Unlawful Cannabis Growth, both class A misdemeanors, and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, an unclassified misdemeanor. Joseph Sam, age 69, of Pawtucket, RI, and Charles E Carter III, age 46, of Frankford KY, were both arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, a class D felony, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm, a class E felony.
On April 24, 2018, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Troopers conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck on Interstate 84 in the town of Southeast for several violations of the vehicle and traffic law. Upon interview of the operator, Agyeman, a strong odor of marijuana was detected emanating from the inside of the vehicle as well as marijuana plants in the vehicle. Investigation found Agyeman to be under the influence of drugs while operating the vehicle. Further investigation discovered a loaded 9MM Walther handgun, 2 marijuana plants, concentrated cannabis cartridges, multiple controlled opiate pills, and over two-thousand-dollars in US currency.
All subjects were arraigned before the town of Southeast Court. Agyeman and Carter were remanded to the Putnam County Jail without bail. Sam was remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond. All three subjects are to reappear before the court on May 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.