22 September 2022
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Richard J. O’Brien
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

On September 19, 2022, State Police assigned to the Community Stabilization Unit arrested the following suspects:

Luis A. Laboy, 30, of Jersey City, NJ, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, three counts of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, Controlled Substance in the Seventh degree, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.

Joel Cruz, 29, of Union City, NJ, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Controlled Substance in the Seventh degree.

On September 19, 2022, at about 11:55 a.m. Troopers stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the Town of Clifton Park for multiple violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. During the investigation, Troopers identified the operator as Laboy and the passenger as Cruz.  Laboy and Cruz were found to be in possession of Cannabis and a large quantity of Cocaine. While being taken into custody for drug possession, Cruz resisted arrest and assaulted Troopers. 

Both were transported to SP Clifton Park for processing.  Laboy and Cruz was arraigned before the Clifton Park Town Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Correctional Facility without bail.   

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