02 February 2021

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Gallatin, New York – On January 25, 2021, the New York State Police from the Livingston barracks arrested Michael S. Owens, age 36, of Bronx, NY, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, a class B felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, a class C felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree with intent to sell, a class D felony.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., Troopers conducted a traffic stop of a 2008 Mercury Mariner for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law on the Taconic State Parkway in the town of Gallatin.  Investigation determined Michael Owens was in possession of approximately 100 grams of cocaine, and 5.5 grams of 3,4-Methyl?enedioxy?methamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy.

Owens was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail.  He appeared before the town of Gallatin Court on January 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.


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