Tri-county blotter

Two men face drug charges after stop

GLOVERSVILLE — Austin Edwards, 27, and Derrick H. Allen, 47, both of Gloversville, were each charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by state police on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Edwards was additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree conspiracy, both misdemeanors.

State police said they stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on South Main Street in Gloversville. While speaking with the driver, Edwards, the trooper observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed that Edwards and his passenger, Allen, were both in possession of a quantity of cocaine, less than two grams.

Both men were taken into custody and transported to the state police barracks in Mayfield for processing. Further interview of the men revealed that Edwards sought assistance from Allen procuring the drug and that the quantity located on Allen was given to him by Edwards to hold during the traffic stop.

Both men were arraigned in City Court and remanded to Fulton County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. They are due back in court on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Man charged after traffic stop

AMSTERDAM — Noel P. Egelston, 43, of 117 Auriesville Road, Fultonville, was charged on Thursday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Deputies said Egelston was stopped on Cemetery Road following a suspicious persons complaint.

He was issued an appearance ticket to appear at Town Court on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.

Deputies: Man drove with suspended license

AMSTERDAM — Jesus Alberto Maldonado, 27, of 31 Eagle St., was charged on Thursday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating a vehicle while the registration is suspended.

Deputies said Maldonado was stopped on Northampton Road following a license plate reader hit for a suspended registration.

He was issued tickets to appear in Town Court on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m.

Deputies: Man had marijuana on him

FLORIDA — Ramon E. Santiago, 25, of 6 Tremont Avenue, Amsterdam was charged on Thursday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for failing to stop at a stop sign and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Deputies said Santiago was stopped on Route 5S in the town of Florida after failing to stop for a stop sign.

He was issued an appearance ticket and to appear in the Town Court on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.

By Kerry Minor

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