Brooklyn man possessed 28 pieces of crack cocaine, handgun during traffic stop in Watertown, police say

WATERTOWN, NYTyJuan D. Cassidy, 39, of 480 Montgomery St., Brooklyn, was charged at 2:12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies, following a traffic stop of a 2007 Acura sedan in the 100 block of Clinton Street.

Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force allege Mr. Cassidy possessed 28 individually wrapped pieces of crack cocaine, a digital scale, $1,250 in U.S. currency and a 9mm Taurus handgun.

He was additionally charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and expired registration. “This vehicle and occupants have been the focus of an on-going drug investigation,” police said.

He was arraigned before City Judge Anthony M. Neddo who sent him to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building to be held without bail pending further court action.

Additional arrests and charges are pending, detectives said.

Watertown police assisted in the arrest.