Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
May 12, 2020 – SP Cobleskill Barracks
On May 11, 2020, New York State Police stationed at SP Cobleskill arrested two men from Salem, MA for the Class C Felony of Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug 4th and the Class D Felony of Criminal Possession of Marijuana 2nd.
Jose Romero age 25, and Anthony Pena age 21, were arrested following a vehicle stop for excessive speed on I-88 in the Town of Cobleskill. During the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, it was discovered that Romero and Pena were in possession of more than 6 grams of Crack cocaine, more than 3 pounds of Marijuana, and numerous packages of Marijuana edibles.
Romero and Pena were taken to SP Cobleskill where they were both charged with Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug 4th (C Felony) and Criminal Possession of Marijuana 4th (D Felony). Pena was additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th (C Felony).
Both men were arraigned by the Cobleskill Town Court via Skype. Both men were released to appear in Cobleskill Town Court on June 16, 2020 with the conditions they refrain from further criminal activity and make telephonic contact with the Schoharie County Probation Department three times per week.