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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Arrest

OSWEGO, NY – On Tuesday at approximately 5:51 p.m., members of the Anti-Crime Team performed a traffic stop of a 1997 Saturn on East Seventh Street between East Utica and East Albany streets.

Quinzell Williams
Quinzell Williams

The vehicle was stopped as a result of observed traffic infractions, according to city police.

The operator of the Saturn, Quinzell Williams, 38, was found to allegedly be operating the vehicle while having a suspended privilege to operate.

Williams was taken into custody for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Search incidental to the arrest resulted in the seizure of 20 bags of crack cocaine, having an aggregate weight of 8.2 grams as well as $1,140 in US currency from Williams’ person, police said.

Williams, of 112 Loehr Ave., Syracuse, was charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, with intent to sell- Class B Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree- Class C Felony
Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd degree- Unclassified Misdemeanor
Several Traffic Infractions

Williams was processed and arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bail bond.

He is due back in Oswego City Court on April 23 at 9:30 a.m.

As always, Oswego City Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]