Article by Joe LoTemplio and Lois Clermont,
A candidate for the New York State Senate was arrested Sunday night in Tupper Lake.
Stephen M. Ruzbacki, 51, of Minerva in Essex County, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and for having an inadequate license-plate lamp light.
Ruzbacki is the Green Party candidate for the 45th Senate District, which includes all of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Warren Counties and the eastern edge of St. Lawrence County.
He is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Betty Little of Queensbury.