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Police: Traffic stop in Scotia leads to gun, arrest

Joseph Mariani and the recovered handgun Credit: Scotia Police Department

Joseph Mariani and the recovered handgun Credit: Scotia Police Department

SCOTIA – A recent traffic stop in Scotia led to a gun and the arrest of the driver, police said Tuesday.

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Joseph D. Mariani, age and city of residence unavailable, was arrested Sept. 14 and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and other charges, police said.

Police stopped Mariani just after 11 p.m. that evening in the village for a traffic violation. Officers then discovered the gun and Mariani was arrested, police said.

“This was excellent police work by officers from the Scotia Police Department,” police wrote on Facebook.

Mariani was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and cited for suspended registration, uninspected motor vehicle, no insurance and improper plates, police said.

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