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June 28, 2013

Traffic stop leads to drug charges*

A traffic stop on June 19 led to the arrest of the two motorists on several drug charges, according to a media release from Cobleskill Police Department.* 

Robert Geddes, 67, of Holmes, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Johnna Hoffman-Squicciarini, 23, of Wappingers Falls, was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a media release. 

An officer reported seeing drug paraphernalia upon approaching the vehicle. The male driver was found to have a baggie of crack cocaine in his pants pocket, while the woman was found to be hiding hypodermic needles containing heroin on the glove compartment, police said.

A search of their room at the Best Western motel in Cobleskill, found heroin, codeine pills, multiple crack pipes and about $450 in cash, police said.

SUNY Cobleskill police and state police at Cobleskill assisted in the arrest.

The suspects were sent to Schoharie County Jail on $5,000 cash bail pending further court action. A jail officer said the two were not there Wednesday night.

*Editor's note: This story was changed at 9:10 a.m. July 2 to correct the arresting agency, which was wrong in the original story. 



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