Two Westchester residents face felony drug possession charges after police say they found a small amount of cocaine in their vehicle during a traffic stop on North Street this week.
Darlene Frawley, 34, and Vincent Groppa, 48, were arrested Saturday night at about 8:45 p.m. after police say they found cocaine hidden in various places in a vehicle they were traveling in.
Police say Frawley, of 220 Mountain Road, Pleasantville, was driving northbound along North Street near the Kenilworth Road intersection when an officer noticed an object hanging from the vehicle's rear-view window. After a traffic stop, an officer said he noticed Groppa—who was sitting in the passenger's seat—hide something in a tissue box on the front passenger floor.
According to police, when they asked Groppa what was in the box he admitted it was cocaine. Inside the box, police say they found a folded business card enclosing a small amount of cocaine.
Groppa, of 739 Hardscrabble Road, Chappaqua, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 5th degree, a felony. While searching the vehicle police report finding four small bags of cocaine in Frawley's purse. She was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 5th degree, a felony.
At police headquarters, police say Frawley admitted the cocaine in the vehicle was hers.
Frawley was released on $500 bail; Groppa was released without bail. A third passenger in the vehicle who was not found in possession of any drugs was released without charges.