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Brooklyn man arrested in Elmont traffic stop

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A Brooklyn man was arrested for allegedly driving without a license plate and marijuana possession on Jan. 14 at 10:45 p.m. in Elmont.

According to Nassau County police, detectives saw a 2012 BMW SUV traveling southbound on Meacham Avenue without a license plate at that time, and conducted a traffic stop. When they approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana, and had the driver, Dimitri Bien-Aime, 25, of Brooklyn, exit the vehicle. The officers then found a black handgun in Bien-Aime’s waistband, they report, and he was placed into custody.

The officers also removed two clear plastic bags and five hand-rolled cigarettes containing what police believe to be marijuana, they said, and upon further investigation, they discovered that the serial number on the hand gun had been defaced.

Bien-Aime is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second-degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of marijuana in the second-degree, aggravated unlicensed operation in the third-degree and multiple vehicle and traffic law violations.

His attorney could not be contacted as of press time.