Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On July 25, 2020, State Police in Latham arrested 38-year-old Schuyler T. Woodard of Lake George, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree- Loaded Firearm (C felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (D felony), Criminal Possession of a Firearm (E felony), Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Motor Vehicle (A misdemeanor), Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs (misdemeanor), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (A misdemeanor).
State Police stopped Woodard for a traffic violation on I-787 in Watervliet shortly after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. When the Trooper spoke with Woodard, they observed a rifle case on the backseat. Further investigation determined that Woodard was in possession of a loaded, non-compliant, and unregistered AR-15 rifle. He was also found to be impaired by drugs and was in possession of a quantity of Xanax.
Woodard was taken into custody and transported to SP Latham where he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert. Woodard was arraigned by a Judge from the City of Cohoes and remanded to Albany County Jail. He is due back in court on a later date.