Two Schenectady man face drug charges after traffic stop
Two Schenectady men have been arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop.
State Police stopped a vehicle on Erie Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. last Thursday evening for a traffic violation. The driver, Jeremiah Torres, 32, didn’t have a valid driver’s license, police said.
Troopers found a controlled substance, illicit drug packaging material and other drug paraphernalia within the vehicle, said police, who added Torres had felony-weight narcotics on his body.
Corey Masi, 23, was a passenger.
Both men were arrested and transported to the State Police station in Princetown.
Torres was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a controlled substance and vehicle and traffic violations.
Masi was charged with a misdemeanor level of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Torres was sent to Schenectady County Jail to await arraignment. Masi is due in Schenectady City Court on Wednesday, Nov. 22.