Meth, Knuckle Knife and Ballistic Vest Discovered In Vehicle During Traffic Stop by ECSO.
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the arrest of a 31-year-old North Collins resident for drug and weapon possession on May 12.
At approximately 7:47 P.M., Deputies performed a traffic stop along Route 438 in the Town of Collins after observing vehicle and traffic violations. When the Deputies spoke with the driver, he admitted to having an illegal substance in the vehicle. When the Deputies searched the vehicle, they discovered a metal knuckle knife, a ballistic vest, methamphetamine, a digital scale, and a marijuana pipe.
Deputies arrested and charged Paul Renaldo with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
The defendant was processed at the Sheriff’s North Collins substation and later released with appearance tickets.