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Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stop

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TOWN OF WOODBURY – Two Schenectady residents are each facing a felony drug charge after a traffic stop on the Thruway in Orange County, state police said.

Tito A. Garcia-Castro, 36, and passenger Betty L. Pendt, 32, both of Schenectady, were arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, along with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Troopers stopped them Tuesday evening on Interstate 87 in the Town of Woodbury, Orange County, for multiple vehicle and traffic violations, state police said.

Troopers then gained probable cause to search the vehicle and occupants and found about six grams of heroin and 4.4 grams of crack cocaine, state police said. 

Both Garcia-Castro and Pendt were processed and released to appear in court later. 

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