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29 October 2018
Pair arrested for possession of Codeine and Marihuana subsequent to a traffic stop.
 Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
 Troop T Commander


Vaughn D. Keith Jr.   Marcel C. Hooks 

Woodbury, NY – On October 26, 2018, at approximately 7:12 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the town of Woodbury for several vehicle and traffic violations. During the Trooper’s interview of the driver Vaughn D. Keith Jr., age 25, of Albany, NY for the traffic violations, probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants was established. During the search of the vehicle and its passenger Marcel C. Hooks, age 28, of East Greenbush, NY approximately 6.5 Fluid Ounces of Promethazine with Codeine, approximately 16 Fluid Ounces of Promethazine with Codeine and 3.7 grams of Marihuana were located. Both subjects were taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Tarrytown where they were subsequently charged with:   
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree; a Class C Felony  
  • Unlawful Possession of Marihuana; a Violation  
  • Controlled Substance not in Original Container; a Violation
  • Vehicle and Traffic Violations (driver only)
Both subjects were arraigned in the town of Woodbury Court and remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $2,500. Cash or $5,000. bond. A return court date of October 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. has been set in the Town of Woodbury.


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