Man Awaiting Sentencing for Drag Race That Killed 5 Arrested in Traffic Stop

A Long Island teenager who is awaiting sentencing in a drag-racing crash that killed five has been arrested after a traffic stop.

Nineteen-year-old Cory Gloe was a passenger in a car that was stopped for speeding in Farmingdale Tuesday night.

Nassau County police say they spotted marijuana and a "gravity knife" in the car. Gloe was arrested on a charge of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said that Gloe has "a lot of soul searching to do."

Gloe pleaded not guilty to the crime and is being held on $50,000 bail. His attorney, Stephen LaMagna, maintains that the knife belonged to a driver. 

"We have full faith with the district attorney's office that they are going to do the proper investigation," said LaMagna.

Gloe pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter and other charges in connection with the 2014 crash.

Prosecutors said Gloe challenged another driver to a race in May 2014. That driver and his passengers were killed when they crossed into oncoming traffic and hit an SUV.

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