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Police Say Pound Ridge Man Wanted By NYPD Had Hypodermic Needle In Car

Pound Ridge and Westchester County police said they uncovered weapons and a large amount of drugs from a Pound Ridge man's home. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly
The Pound Ridge Police Department is on 177 Westchester Ave. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

UPDATE (Tuesday 11:30 a.m.): Another man was riding in the passenger seat of the car driven by Jonathan Farkas Friday and both were charged with heroin possession, police said.

Pound Ridge say they, along with Westchester County police, later searched the passenger's Pound Ridge home and found a large quantity of heroin, hypodermic needles, two guns, bullets, a switchblade and a hand full of watches and gold jewelry, which police say he admitted to stealing.

The passenger has multiple prior convictions for the sale and possession of heroin in Pound Ridge and Connecticut and was on probation. Because of that, the new charges are felony charges, police said.

Both men were arraigned and remanded to the Westchester County Jail.  The passenger had bail set at $20,000 and remains in jail. Farkas posted bail, but was immediately arrested upon release for the active warrant out of New York City for criminal possession of a weapon. He was transported to New York City for arraignment early Monday morning.

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Police say they found a hypodermic needle in a Pound Ridge man’s car after pulling him over for a routine traffic stop.

Jonathan S. Farkas, 43, was charged with a misdemeanor criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument Friday while driving on Trinity Pass Road. Police say he was driving left of the pavement and had no stop lights, for which he was also ticketed.

When Farkas was stopped, a Department of Motor Vehicle check revealed he had an active warrant for arrest from the NYPD for possession of a weapon. Police searched the car and found a hypodermic instrument, according to a police report.

The defendant was arraigned Friday and remanded to the Westchester County jail on $500 cash bail.

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