LONG LAKE — Two New York City men were charged with criminal weapon possession after they were stopped for speeding, police said.
Shortly before 9:10 a.m., Tupper Lake-based State Police stopped Xavier E. Ortiz, 23, and Steve A. Pozo, 21, both of Bronx, Ray Brook-based State Police said.
The pair was driving south on State Route 30 in the Town of Long Lake, police said.
After giving conflicting stories to the trooper, the two men consented to a vehicle search, police said.
The trooper found metal knuckles, police said.
Ortiz was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, and Pozo was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction, a felony.
Ortiz and Pozo were arraigned in Long Lake Town Court. Ortiz was released on an appearance ticket for a court date that was not available Friday.
Pozo was taken to Essex County Jail and was released after posting $1,000 in bail.
He is due back in court at 2 p.m. April 15.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg