Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander
Newburgh, NY – On June 7, 2021, at approximately 8:30 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Newburgh for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the interview of the driver, probable cause to search the vehicle and was established. The driver, Stephone Q. Salley, 25, of Schenectady, NY, was found to be impaired by drugs and was in possession of approximately 51 grams of heroin, over 51 grams of cocaine, 11 grams of fentanyl, and three boxes of Mannie "Cicogna" which is used as a cutting agent to increase the weight of a drug.
Salley was taken into custody and transported to SP Newburgh where he was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). Salley was then transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where he submitted to a blood test to determine the drug content in his system.
Salley was subsequently charged with 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, 3 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell 3rd degree, and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree; all Felonies. He was additionally charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs; a Misdemeanor.
Salley was released with appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Newburgh Court on June 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.