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04 December 2018
Pair arrested for possession of Cocaine and Marihuana subsequent to a traffic stop
 Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
 Troop T Commander


Jonathan Alvarez Cruz     Alexander Colon Ortiz 

Woodbury, NY– On December 3, 2018, at approximately 5:05 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the town of Woodbury for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the interview of the driver probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants was established. During the search, the driver Jonathan R. Alvarez Cruz, age 33, of Long Beach, NY and his passenger Alexander Colon Ortiz, age 47, of San Juan, PR were found to be in possession of approximately 553 grams of Cocaine and less than 25 grams of Marihuana. Both men were taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Newburgh and subsequently charged with:
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 1st degree; a Class A Felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree; a Class B Felony (Narcotic Drug with intent to sell)
  • Unlawful Possession of Marihuana; a Violation  
Both men are currently awaiting arraignment in the Town of Woodbury Court. No bail information or return court date available at this time.     

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