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01 November 2018
New Jersey pair arrested for possession of Cocaine and Marihuana subsequent to a traffic stop.
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
Troop T Commander
Edwin A. Mendez Erick M. Cuesto
Woodbury, NY – On October 31, 2018, at approximately 3:43 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the town of Woodbury for vehicle and traffic violations. During the interviewing of the driver Edwin A. Mendez, age 35, of Dumont, NJ in regards to the traffic violations, probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants was established. During the searching the vehicle and one of its passengers Erick M. Cuesto, age 30, of Clifton, NJ, approximately 82 grams of cocaine and approximately 1 gram of marihuana were located. Both men were taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Newburgh and subsequently charged with:
Both Mendez and Cuesto were arraigned in the Town of Woodbury Court, no bail information or return court date available at this time.
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