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Troopers: Schenectady man faces drug charges after traffic stop

Troopers: Schenectady man faces drug charges after traffic stop

Troopers: Schenectady man faces drug charges after traffic stop
Male Colon
Photographer: New York State Police (insets), Shutterstock (background)

ALBANY - A Schenectady man in a car stopped along Interstate 90 in Albany Monday night was found with more than a pound of cocaine, as well as heroin/Fentanyl and marijuana, state police said.

Troopers arrested Male Colon, 26, on a host of charges, including first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

They stopped the car just before 11 p.m. for vehicle and traffic violations. Colon was a passenger, someone else drove. Troopers then gained probable cause to search the car and its occupants during their interview of the driver. They didn't describe that further in a release.

Troopers then found about 1.3 pounds of cocaine, nearly half a pound of what they described as heroin/Fentanyl and a small amount of marijuana.

Colon also faces second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, and misdemeanor marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

Colon was held pending arraignment.

Police charged the driver with violation marijuana possession and issued multiple tickets. They did not name the driver in the release. Other passengers were released without charges.

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