Altona man arrested for drug possession following traffic stop




Major John H. Tibbitts Jr.

Troop B Commander



On March 7, 2018, at approximately 2:15 a.m., State Police conducted a traffic stop on Devils Den Road in the town of Altona, on a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck for operating with inadequate plate lamps and unauthorized stickers on the rear windshield. The driver, 36-year-old Christopher D. Peryea, of Altona, was found in possession of 16 pills of acetaminophen and hydrocodone, approximately 4 grams of marijuana, and a smoking device containing marihuana residue.
Peryea was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and further ticketed for unauthorized stickers. He was released with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Altona Court on March 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.