Putnam County police say a Brookfield man, who was allegedly driving on a suspended license, carried a weapon and drugs as he traveled through Southeast earlier this week.
According to a report from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Sheriff Edward Kennedy arrested Brookfield resident Samphong Ngov, 34, around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say Kennedy stopped Ngov on Route 121 after he spotted a broken taillight on the defendant's vehicle.
During the stop, Kennedy found that Ngov's "privilege to drive in New York had been suspended in 2009 for failure to answer a summons." The deputy also found an electronic stun gun and marijuana, according to the report.
Ngov is facing one charge of unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, as well as the following misdemeanors: criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree. Driving without a license and with a broken taillight are both infractions.
Authorities released the defendant after he posted $250 bail at the Sheriff's Office. He is due in Southeast Justice Court March 1.