Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
Florida, NY – On March 21, 2021, at approximately 9:20 p.m., State Police stopped a vehicle on I-90 in the town of Florida for a vehicle and traffic violation. While interviewing the driver, probable cause to search the vehicle was established. The driver, Nikyro L. Smithrucker, 20, of Utica, NY, was found to be in possession of 18 plastic bags, each containing 500 mg of concentrated cannabis and 10 small cardboard boxes, each containing approximately 732 mg of concentrated cannabis.
Smithrucker was taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Fultonville where he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree; a Class D Felony.
He was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Florida Court on April 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.