Two men were arrested on major felony charges during a traffic stop in the Town of Newburgh.
The New York State Police announced today that alert troopers assigned to the Troop F Community Stablization Unit were patrolling the New York State Thruway in the Town of Newburgh last week when they observed a 2017 Toyota Camry commit a traffic infraction in the northbound lanes. Troopers stopped the vehicle.
The driver was identified as Andrew Caesar, age 43, and his passenger as Maxwell Coddett, age 46. Both men are from Brooklyn. While speaking with the duo, troopers reported observing a clear bag containing multi-colored pills, lader identified as MDMA.
Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered a clear, plastic bag containing numerous multi-colored MDMA pills weighing approximately 94 grams. In addition, troopers found two clear plastic bags containing crack cocaine weighing approximately 125 grams. Troopers also recovered numerous blue Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, brown OxyContin pills, blue Alprazolam Pills, pink Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills, blue Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine pills, numerous clear plastic bags containing cannabis weighing approximately 210 grams, and a digital scale.
Caesar and Coddett were both charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd degree, three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree, five counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Cannabis.
Both defendants were transported to Orange County Jail and were arraigned in front of Judge Barlet. They were remanded to Orange County Jail without bail.