New York traffic police officer arrested for possession of marijuana

Traffic police car illustration 
By: Aarav Sen 

A New York police officer couldn’t keep her hands off the marijuana, according to police reports.

The traffic police law enforcement officer and an employee of the Fire Department of New York, were arrested in separate incidents this weekend. The traffic officer was arrested for drugs and weapons possession, and the fire official for driving under the influence.

On Saturday, the Police Department traffic enforcement agent, Jannine Blake, 31, was arrested in the Fordham section of Bronx, New York, and charged with two counts of criminal possession of marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.

Blake was arrested along with her boyfriend, Karim Watkins, also 31, when police went to his apartment to execute a search warrant, according to a report. The officers who responded, found marijuana laying in open view, and later found two loaded guns and more marijuana.

Watkins was also charged with possession of drugs and weapons. In an unrelated incident, at 5:07 a.m. Sunday, firefighter employee Carlos DaCosta, 34, was arrested in the 13th Precinct, which includes Gramercy Park, Stuyvesant Town, and parts of Chelsea. He was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police did not release further details about the circumstances of the arrest, and did not indicate whether he was a firefighter, paramedic or a civilian employee of the Fire Department.