Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Jeffrey Smith
Bradey Smith

City police think a traffic stop Tuesday evening may have nabbed a Corning-area drug dealer.

Bradey Smith, 18, of Beaver Dams, was stopped by police for allegedly pulling his Pontiac Grand Am out from the parking lot of Wegmans on Bridge Street directly in front of another car.

Corning City Police Lt. Jeff Spaulding said Smith’s vehicle was searched after the stop and a large amount of illegal drugs was found.

Smith was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony, and fourth-degree possession of a weapon and fourth-degree possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors.

“In the car he had a large quantity of LSD, marijuana, prescription drugs and a weapon, a billy club,” Spaulding said.

Smith was arraigned Tuesday night in Corning City Court and sent in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 property bond bail, police said. He will return to City Court today.

Smith was also ticketed for failing to yield the right of way entering a roadway.

Jessica Smith, 19, of Corning, a passenger in Smith’s car, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.