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Police: Woman had cocaine, kicked and slapped officer

November 17, 2012
The Leader Herald

EDINBURG - A town woman accused of slapping and kicking a Gloversville police officer during a September arrest was charged earlier this month on a warrant related to a drug charge in Gloversville, police said.

Kassandra Vannostrand, 21, was arraigned and sent to the Fulton County Correctional Facility after her Nov. 1 arrest. She was held without bail, police said, on a felony charge of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to a news release, the charge stems from a Sept. 16 incident in which Vannostrand was arrested on other charges.

On that date, police arrested Vannostrand after a traffic stop. During the stop, she was found with numerous drug-paraphernalia items, police said. She also was found with several small glass jars containing a small amount of cocaine, police said.

During the investigation Sept. 16, Vannostrand struggled with officers and had a dog that was being aggressive with officers, police said. While being taken into custody, she slapped an officer in the face, and while being placed into a patrol car while handcuffed, she kicked an officer in the face, police said.

She was charged at that time with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, criminally possessing a hypodermic needle, a misdemeanor, two counts of second-degree harassment, a violation, and several vehicle and traffic violations, police said.

During a later search of her vehicle, detectives found 41.3 grams of mushrooms, which tested positive for a hallucinogenic substance commonly known as "magic mushrooms," police said. The arrest warrant was issued for that charge and police arrested Vannostrand in the town on Nov. 1, police said.



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