Funny money payoff from poker pot

Accused of passing funny money at the FasTrac, a 46-year-old man is scheduled to return to City Court on May 14.

Charles S. Digristine Jr., of 514 Floyd Ave., was released on his own recognizance by Judge John C. Gannon Tuesday on a charge of third-degree possession of a forged instrument. Police said at 10:31 p.m. March 21, Digristine tried to pass two counterfeit $20 bills at the FasTrac on North James Street for lottery tickets. In a statement to police, Digristine said he got the funny money from an acquaintance who owed him $50 in a poker game.

Also in City Court:

• Jason K. Terry, 31, of 319 William St., was released on his own recognizance on charges of third-degree possession of marijuana, driving without a license and no headlights. His case was adjourned to April 27. Deputies said at 10:29 p.m. April 2, Terry was found with more than eight ounces of marijuana during a traffic stop on Route 69.

• Shawn D. Philbrick, 19, of 4963 Yorkland Road, Annsville, pleaded not guilty to seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. His case was adjourned to April 15. Police said at 1:37 a.m. March 28, Philbrick was found with a baggy of cocaine and a baggy of marijuana in a driveway on East Whitesboro Street.

• James R. Bray, 30, of 8706 Old River Road, Marcy, was released on his own recognizance on one count each of unlawful possession of marijuana and using his cell phone while driving. His case was adjourned to April 15. Police said at 2:26 p.m. March 28, Bray was found with two marijuana cigars during a traffic stop in the 800 block of E. Dominick St.

• David B. Archer Jr., 35, of 136 1/2 Second St., was released on his own recognizance Monday on a charge of fourth-degree mischief. His case was adjourned to May 4. Police said at 10 p.m. Feb. 11, 2008, Archer ripped a cellar door off the hinges, then kicked a second door on the inside of the cellar at his residence, which he rents.