Synthetic drug charge lodged after Utica dispute, police say


UTICA —

A dispute at the 501 Court St. Nice n’ Easy resulted in a man facing several charges, including a new city ordinance about possessing synthetic drugs, Utica police said.

Police said at about 4:50 p.m. Saturday, Officer Charles Parkosewich responded to the store and eventually charged David Case, 41, of Arnold Avenue, Utica, with:

* Fourth-degree criminal mischief.

*  Unlawful possession of synthetic drugs.

* No driver’s license.

* Third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

None of the charges are felonies.

It is alleged that Case punched the passenger side mirror of another person’s motor vehicle, causing it to break.

During the arrest, officers found him to be in possession of synthetic marijuana called Bazaar, police said.

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