A 24-year-old New York City man accused of driving while impaired by drugs when he crashed his Toyota SUV on the Northern State Wednesday afternoon is facing additional drug charges after state troopers allegedly found more than three pounds of marijuana in the vehicle, authorities said.
Rehan Khan, who was held in Huntington Hospital for observation following the 3:30 p.m. crash, was also allegedly traveling with a quarter-ounce of concentrated marijuana, 58 “narcotic pills” and drug paraphernalia, police said.
State troopers made the discovery, police said, after Khan lost control of his Toyota Sequoia near Exit 42 on the Northern State Parkway and struck the concrete barrier before rolling the SUV over.
While securing the Sequoia, troopers “detected a strong odor” of marijuana, police said.
Khan was taken to Huntington Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, police said.
He was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while ability impaired by drugs and several other misdemeanor charges for possessing drug paraphernalia. An arraignment date is not yet known.