Glen, N.Y. — State police say a Utica man had more than a pound of marijuana in his possession when they stopped his vehicle on the Thruway.

Tre C. Mathis, 23, was driving on Interstate 90 in the town of Glen at about 10:35 p.m. Friday when a trooper pulled him over for a traffic violation, state police said in a news release.

As the trooper interviewed occupants in the vehicle, state police determined they had “probable cause” to search the vehicle, the release said. That’s when troopers found Mathis in possession of 469 grams (or 1.03397 pounds) of marijuana, state police said.

Mathis was taken into custody and brought to the state police barracks in Fultonville, where he was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony.

He was then arraigned in Canajoharie Town Court in Montgomery County and released on his own recognizance. Mathis is scheduled to answer the charge June 18 in Glen Town Court, state police said.

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