A Utica man is facing felony drug charges after he was found Wednesday with more than a pound of marijuana during a traffic stop on the Thruway, according to the New York State Police.

Julius L. Labeda, 38, was driving a motorcycle when he was stopped by state police at around 9:56 p.m. in the town of Guilderland, according to state police. An investigation discovered that Labeda, who had a suspended license, had approximately 1.4 pounds of marijuana.

Troopers said Labeda was taken into custody and transported to the state police barracks in Albany. He is charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle as well as vehicle and traffic violations.

Labeda was remanded to Albany County Jail pending arraignment, troopers said.