Lee man faces drug charges following traffic stop


A Lee man is facing multiple charges after law enforcers said he was found with painkillers during a traffic stop on Ellsworth Road Tuesday night.

Rome Police said Jason C. Semeraro, 27, , of 6241 Stokes-Lee Center Road, was pulled over by Patrolman Josef Hall on Ellsworth Road at about 10:18 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Semeraro was found with four Hydrocodone pills and a quantity of marijuana.

When told he was under arrest, police said Semeraro refused to put his hands behind his back to be hand-cuffed and he pulled away from the officer. Police said Semeraro was taken to the ground to be taken into custody.

Semeraro is charged with one count each of seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, authorities stated.

He is scheduled to appear in City Court.


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