Five face charges after alleged joy ride at Canajoharie Country Club

Drugs, guns, cash also discovered during investigation.

A golf cart joy ride landed five people in jail Thursday after police allege they found hallucinogenics and stolen property while investigating a break-in at the Canajoharie Country Club.

Lucas M. McLaughlin, 17, Andrew R. David, 23, and Tyler M. Voght, 18, of Canajoharie, Daniel R. Herting, 22, of Palatine and Rebecca J. Campiglia, 17, of Sprakers, were all charged after an employee discovered several golf carts missing when he reported to work, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s department.

Deputies searching the area found McLaughlin and Voght in a car.

Voght, who is accused of possessing more than 12 grams of ecstasy, or MDMA, was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary and single counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, grand larceny, petty larceny and second-degree criminal mischief.

McLaughlin was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a felony.

During questioning, police allege Voght admitted to an unrelated burglary of a garage where four firearms were taken.

The guns were then recovered at the residence of Davis, who police allege had 25 grams of MDMA and $1,300 in cash. Davis was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Herting was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief, both felonies, and petty larceny.

Campiglia was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Montgomery County Undersheriff Jeff Smith said police believe the suspects were riding the golf carts around the golf course, and both the carts and the golf course sustained damage.

The suspects were arraigned in Minden Town Court and all but Campiglia were sent to the Montgomery County Jail.

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