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Massena man charged with possessing 8.3 pounds of marijuana

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WADDINGTON - A Massena man was sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $20,000 cash after more than 8 pounds of marijuana when he was stopped by the U.S. Border Patrol Thursday evening on Route 37 in the town of Waddington.

Border Patrol agents turned the case over to Massena-based state police, and troopers charged Joseph P. Sokolowski Jr., 40, of 19 Washington St., Massena, with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He reportedly had 8.38 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

He was arraigned by Waddington Town Justice Lawrence Sears and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

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