On May 10, 2015 at approximately 1:58 P.M. Deputy Jeremy McBride conducted a traffic stop on a red 1999 Dodge Avenger, traveling West on Interstate 30, for not having a vehicle license plate.
After making contact with the driver, identified as Nicholas David Osuch, Deputy McBride asked Osuch for his driver's license, registration, and insurance. Osuch handed Deputy McBride an identity card from Hammond, Indiana. Osuch stated that he did not have insurance on his vehicle.
Osuch also handed Deputy McBride a piece of paper that stated private property, clergy not for hire with PCA1611KJVB on it.
Deputy McBride conducted a warrants check on Osuch which revealed he had a felony warrant for Possession of Cannabis from Cook County, Illinois.
Deputy Mc Bride requested that Osuch to step out of the vehicle and Nicholas stated that he was not getting out of the car. Deputy McBride called for back-up from the Hope Police Department. Sgt. Eric Green and Officer Casey Singleton responded to Deputy McBride’s request and arrived on the scene.
Osuch was escorted to the Sheriff’s Office where Deputy McBride produced a copy of the warrant from Cook County Illinois. Osuch denied that he was not the person named in the warrant; However Officer’s confirmed that Osuch was indeed the subject named in the warrant.
Deputy McBride took Osuch into custody and was booked in the Hempstead County Detention Center for Possession of a controlled substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
An inventory of the vehicle was conducted and revealed a round container containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and a red and black diamond bag containing $1592.00 dollars under the driver's side seat. A prescription bottle, with two small plastic containers inside, containing a brown paste substance believed to be Hashish in a blue tote bag on the front passenger seat, a purple grinder and a round magnifying glass under the front passenger seat.
Osuch is being held pending a first court appearance and extradition to Cook County Illinois.