Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
On February 22, 2020, State Police in Queensbury arrested 38-year-old Christopher A. Morris of Watervliet, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree (D felony), Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree (A misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd degree (Misdemeanor), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (A misdemeanor), Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd degree (A misdemeanor), Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument (A misdemeanor), Operating a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by Drugs (misdemeanor), and Unlawful Possession of a Marihuana 2nd degree (violation).
Morris was interviewed by state police after he struck a patrol car while he was backing out of a parking space at Jolly Gas in Queensbury. A trooper had been fueling his patrol car shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday night, when he saw Morris pulling out of a parking spot. The trooper yelled to Morris to get his attention, but was unable to stop him from backing into the troop car’s push bumper. The troop car was not damaged.
Morris did not have identification and refused to identify himself, telling the trooper that he did not have a license. Morris was found to be in possession of approximately 1 gram of cocaine, several glassine bags containing a brown powder believed to be heroin, a hypodermic needle, several digital scales with drug residue, and marijuana.
Further investigation confirmed Morris’ identity, and that he had three outstanding warrants. Morris was arraigned in Warren County Centralized Arraignment Part and remanded to Warren County Jail. He is due back in court on a later date.