ROCHESTER — A routine traffic stop by Rochester Police led to the discovery of almost $100,000 worth of drugs.

According to a Facebook post, Rochester Police Officer Alex Malo stopped a motor vehicle for a civil infraction Thursday evening. Officer Malo discovered the driver had an active arrest warrant, which led to a search of the vehicle.

Police found 21 pounds of marijuana, hundreds of various THC edibles and vapor cartridges, and approximately $7,000 in cash. Police say that in total, the seizure was worth approximately $100,000 in street value.

Joseph Sessine, 25, of Plymouth was arrested and charged with possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute, possession of a Class C substance, speeding, and the outstanding warrant. He was ordered held without bail.

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