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Thruway stop results in drug charges

State police on Tuesday, Sept. 7, arrested four Schenectady residents on drug charges after a Thruway traffic stop in the Town of Bethlehem for allegedly having marijuana and crack cocaine in their vehicle.

Troopers stopped a northbound vehicle operated by Tracey H. Thompson, 43, of Union Street, for a traffic violation and during the roadside interview developed cause to search the vehicle, according to police.

Troopers allegedly found over four ounces of crack cocaine in the truck of the vehicle.

Also arrested were Charles Smoot, 34, of Division Street, Mohini J. Rivera, 34, of Union Street and Erica D. Danzy, 27, of Crane Street.

All four were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, and Danzy was also charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree for allegedly possessing over 25 grams of marijuana that was also found during the investigation.

Smoot's arrest was referred to parole officials for possible parole violation.

All four were arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem and remanded to the Albany County jail without bail pending future court proceedings""

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