27 June 2022
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander
 

  
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

On June 25, 2022, at approximately 1:48 a.m., troopers patrolling in the town of Catskill observed a 2006 Ford Fusion traveling east on Allen Street in violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. The vehicle stopped after seeing the troop car. Troopers then initiated a traffic stop. Troopers observed the operator of the vehicle, later identified Jessica Collazo, age 32 from the town Catskill walking away from the vehicle. Collazo was instructed to return to the vehicle. While speaking with troopers Collazo attempted to flee and ran towards the rear of the vehicle where another trooper was interviewing a passenger from the vehicle, identified as Albert Clark, age 33 from Cairo, NY.  While she was being taken into custody, troopers observe multiple clear plastic bags of crack-cocaine on the ground near Collazo and Clark. At that time troopers took both Collazo and Clark into custody. Troopers identified the third person in the vehicle as Laura Jackson, age 59 from the town of Catskill. She was asked to exit the vehicle and was also interviewed by troopers. A search of the vehicle yielded multiple crack smoking devices containing crack-cocaine.

Laura Jackson was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, a misdemeanor and released on an appearance ticket.

Albert Clark and Jessica Collazo were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence, all felonies. They were both arraigned in Cairo Town Court, Collazo was released on her own recognizance. Clark was remanded to Greene County Jail.

 

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