This article was originally published on September 17, 2017.

Police accuse him of throwing suspected cocaine out of a vehicle he was driving early Sunday morning.

An Erie man faces drug charges and traffic offenses after city police accused him of throwing suspected cocaine out of a vehicle during a traffic stop early Sunday morning.

Alexander Feliciano, 32, was arraigned by Erie 5th Ward District Judge Paul Bizzarro Sunday on charges of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, driving under suspension and careless driving in an incident that occurred in the area of West Fourth and Liberty streets on Sunday at about 1:50 a.m.

Police charge that Feliciano was seen driving above the posted speed limit and driving erratically when officers stopped his vehicle. During the stop the officers saw Feliciano throw something through the passenger window, and they recovered a plastic baggie containing a substance that field-tested positive for cocaine, according to information in the criminal complaint.

Feliciano was placed in the Erie County Prison on $25,000 bond after his arraignment.