A New Paltz man is behinds bars after he was allegedly found with drugs and a loaded gun in the Hudson Valley.

On Thursday around 6:55 p.m., members of the Town of Plattekill Police Department stopped a vehicle on South Ohioville Road in the Town of Plattekill for alleged tinted windows.

After police suspected that the driver, 25-year-old Matthew C. Bruno of New Paltz, was in possession of drugs, members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team were called to respond with a K-9.

Authorities later found marijuana, marijuana wax and a loaded .22 caliber pistol, police say.

Bruno was arrested and charged with the felony criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of marijuana, misdemeanors, and a traffic violation for non-transparent windows.

He was remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $100,000 secure bond.

The following agencies have members assigned to URGENT: Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Ulster County District Attorney's Office, Town of Woodstock Police, Town of Lloyd Police, Town of Shandaken Police, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Town of Marlborough Police, Town of New Paltz Police, Village of Ellenville Police, Town of Olive Police, Town of Saugerties Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

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