Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Florida, NY – On March 12, 2021, at approximately 3:35 p.m., State Police stopped a car on I-90 in the town of Florida for several vehicle and traffic violations. While interviewing the driver, it was determined that the vehicle displayed a forged NJ temporary plate. The driver, Hectoer L. Diaz, 62, of Bronx, NY, also produced a forged paper registration, matching the plate.
After further investigation, probable cause to search the vehicle was established. A State Police K9 was utilized in the search of the vehicle which led to the discovery of approximately 14.5 ounces of cocaine hydrochloride and cash.
Diaz was taken into arrested and processed at SP Albany where he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree; a Class A Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell 3rd degree; a Class B Felony, and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree; a Class D Felony.
Diaz was virtually arraigned before the Town of Minden Court and was remanded to the Montgomery County Jail without bail.