19 October 2020
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Acting Major R. Christopher West
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On October 18, 2020 just before 8:00 p.m. State Police stopped Paul D. Simpson 63 of Highland, and  Christopher F. Rielle, 40 of Highland, on Insterstate 87 in the Town of Lake George.  Upon interviewing the driver, Simpson, State Police observed signs of drug use.  A search of Simpson, Rielle and the vehicle found multiple duffel bags containing over 100 pounds of marijuana.  Simpson and Rielle were transported to SP Queensbury where they were charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana 1st degree (a class C felony) and transported to Warren County pending arraignment. 

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