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A routine traffic stop on the Route 400 expressway Sunday evening resulted in the arrest of two Niagara Falls men for possession of drugs.

Sheriff's Deputy Robert Braeuner spotted a northbound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed about 6 p.m. Sunday. He pulled the driver over in Elma, and determined that the driver appeared very nervous, and Braeuner detected an odor of marijuana in the vehicle.

Braeuner, with the assistance of Deputy Lucian Hudson and his partner, drug detection dog Lars, search the vehicle. They confiscated marijuana, a hypodermic syringe containing suspected heroin, other drug paraphernalia and a few open cans of beer.

The driver, Roger A. Szafran, 44, and his passenger, Donald M. Smith, 41, were both charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic syringe, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle. Szafran also was charged with speeding and having an inadequate exhaust.

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