Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Catskill, NY – On February 13, 2021, at approximately 3:15 a.m., State Police stopped a car on I-87 in the town of Catskill for a vehicle and traffic violation. While interviewing the driver, probable cause to search the vehicle and the occupants was established. The driver, Aaron P. Zwanziger, 23, of Albany, NY, was found to be in possession of a glass smoking device containing cocaine.
The passenger of the vehicle, Austin R. Daniel, 34, of Albany, NY, was found to be in possession of approximately 18 grams of crack cocaine, 3.6 grams of cocaine, 4 decks of heroin, and 141 strips of suboxone.
Both men were taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Albany.
Zwanziger was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree; a Class A Misdemeanor and released with an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Catskill Court on April 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Daniel was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree with Intent to Sell; both Class B Felonies and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree; a Class C Felony.
Daniel was arraigned before the Town of Catskill Court and released on his own recognizance with a court date to be determined at a later time.