Cocaine, Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop

Cocaine and marijuana were discovered following a traffic stop last week in Jamestown.

State Police charged 24-year-old Brandon Sorenson with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Troopers stopped a vehicle on Route 60 in Jamestown on Nov. 4 for a traffic violation. While speaking to the occupants, officers reportedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Lacharrise Clifford, 21, of Dunkirk, was found to have a marijuana cigarette. Sorenson, a Jamestown resident, was allegedly found to be in possession of 3.5 grams of cocaine, state police said in a statement Thursday.

Clifford was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and released with an appearance ticket to Ellicott Town Court. Sorenson was transported to police barracks in Jamestown and later arraigned in Ellicott Town Court. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.