Lowville man accused of possessing meth with intent to sell

Lowville Police Department
Lowville Police Department(WWNY)
Published: Jan. 6, 2023 at 6:40 AM EST
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LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - A Lowville man faces a drug possession charge after village police pulled him over Thursday afternoon.

Lowville police say 44-year-old Derrick Barker allegedly had 1.6 ounces of crystal meth in his possession when they pulled him over for a traffic violation on North State Street around 2 p.m.

Police say when the searched the vehicle, they also found digital scales ad packaging materials.

Barker was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia. He was also ticketed for inadequate exhaust and second-degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He was arraigned in Croghan town court via centralized arraignment and released.

Lowville police say the Lewis County Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation.