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Traffic stop leads to drug charge

LEWISTON – A Niagara Falls woman faces a number of charges, including possession of marijuana, after she was stopped for failure to display an inspection sticker on the windshield of her vehicle just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on Witmer Road near Saunders Settlement Road.

Rebecca C. McCoy, 38, of Linwood Ave., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unsafe tires by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies said they stopped McCoy when they saw there was no inspection sticker and McCoy showed deputies a temporary sticker she had failed to attach to the window.

McCoy told deputies she needed to get new tires before her car would pass inspection. Officers said they then noticed that both tires on the driver’s side were bald. Her license was found to have been suspended for failure to answer a summons in Niagara Falls.

Officers also found two burnt marijuana cigarettes, and McCoy turned over a bowl used for marijuana and a baggie of marijuana which were in her purse.