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Police: Amenia Teen Stopped For Speeding Had Psychedelic Mushrooms, Dagger

Michael J. Azzarito
Michael J. Azzarito Photo Credit: New York State Police

DOVER, N.Y. -- A 19-year-old Amenia resident had psychedelic mushrooms and a dagger on him when he was stopped for speeding in Dover last Thursday, state police said.

Michael J. Azzarito, who had been pulled over by state troopers on Old Route 22, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony; and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, police said.

He was arraigned in Town of Dover Justice Court and sent to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond, police said.

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