Police Seize over $30,000 Worth of Cocaine During I-87 Stop
Three men were arrested after police allegedly seized over $30,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop on I-87.
On Sunday around 2:40 a.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on the New York State Thruway in the Town of Plattekill for an alleged equipment violation.
Police say during the interview process, the driver gave them probable cause to search the vehicle.
During the search, police allegedly found 2.8 pounds of cocaine. According to Narcotic News, 1 kilogram cocaine, 2.2 pounds, has a street value of $25,500-$37,500.
Ricardo E. Almenteros, 19, 52-year-old Ricardo Almenteros and 24-year-old Edward A. Pearce, all of Rochester, were all charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
The elder Alementeros is also facing a felony charge for violation of probation or parole. The driver, Ricardo E. Almenteros, also received an undisclosed vehicle and traffic violation.
All three men were arraigned in the Town of Plattekill Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail with no bail.
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