NEW HARTFORD — A traffic stop in New Hartford resulted in a large quantity of cocaine and other drugs being seized, town police said.

Police Thursday conducted the stop on a 2017 Chevy Equinox bearing a Florida registration on Hartford Terrace.

The operator of the vehicle, John Linen Jr., 30, of 6 Hartford Terrace, was found to be driving on a revoked New York state driver’s license and was taken into custody for aggravated unlicensed operation, police said.

At the time of the stop, there was a strong odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle, police said, and assistance from a state police K9 unit was requested.

The dog, named C.T., alerted to the driver's side door and the rear, driver-side quarter panel, police said.

The vehicle was seized and towed back to the New Hartford police station, where an application for a search warrant was submitted to New Hartford Town Justice Kevin Copeland and a signed
search warrant was obtained.

During the search, a hidden compartment was discovered and seized was in excess of 7 ounces of cocaine, a quantity of heroin, marijuana, numerous cell phones, digital scale and cash, police said.

Linen was charged with second-, third- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation, officials said.

He was sent to Oneida County jail without bail.