Contact Us

Open Container Violation Leads to Weapon and Drug Charges

Photo: Utica Police

An open container violation has led to weapon and drug charges for a Utica man.

A man whom police say was drinking and smoking outside a bar near Charlotte Street in Utica, New York at about 3:00 in the morning on Sunday, November 24, 2013 caught the attention of Utica Police, who stopped while on patrol to speak with the man.

While talking with the officers 32-year old Joshua Dermady admitted that the cup from which he was drinking contained alcohol and that he had been smoking marijuana.

The officers apparently were suspicious that there was more going on as Dermady allegedly kept his hand on his waist while talking with police.  In a written release the UPD says that the officers “asked him repeatedly to keep his hands away from his body, but he refused.”  The officers then did a pat-down and reported finding a loaded .45 caliber handgun and cocaine on him.

Dermady, who lives on William Street, He was taken into custody and charged with an open container violation along with drug and weapon possession.


Best Of WIBX950

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for IBX INCENTIVE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.