Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Yonkers, NY – On July 30, 2020, at approximately 1:00 p.m., State Police stopped a car on I-87 in the city of Yonkers for a vehicle and traffic violation. While interviewing the driver, probable cause to search the vehicle and the occupants was established. The passenger, Richard S. Ortiz Cando, 22, of East Elmhurst, NY, was found to be in possession of approximately 6 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. He was taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Tarrytown.
Ortiz Cando was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree (Possession of a Hallucinogenic Substance); a Class B Felony. He was arraigned before the Town of Greenburgh Court and released on his own recognizance. Ortiz Cando is to reappear in the City of Yonkers Court on August 27, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.