Two men from Georgia were found with multiple weapons and drugs during a traffic stop.

On April 8 at approximately 3:15PM, New York State Troopers performed a traffic stop on a 1981 Volkswagon Vanagon for violations of the vehicle and traffic law on the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

An investigation determined that the driver of the vehicle possessed approximately 5.8 grams of marijuana.

Further investigation found the passenger in the vehicle, identified as Austin G. Liddell, 21, of Sugar Hill, GA, was illegally in possession of a CMMG 7.62x39 mm rifle, a Winchester 12-gauge shotgun, a Ranger .22 rifle, a Glock (model 20) 10 mm semi-automatic handgun, and a switchblade knife.

The driver was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Pleasant Valley Court.

Liddell was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and Possession of a Firearm in a Vehicle.

Liddell was arraigned in the Town of Pleasant Valley Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.

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