On Aug. 15, two brothers were accused of drug possession after New York State Police stopped them in Schaghticoke. The incident began when the 30-year-old brother was driving along Route 40 with his 39-year-old brother in the passenger seat. Troopers in the area pulled the vehicle over after allegedly witnessing the driver commit a traffic infraction in his pickup truck.
When the driver brought his vehicle to a stop, he reportedly exited the truck and ran into the woods. The man's brother stayed behind in the truck. A subsequent search of the vehicle led authorities to find a number of small packages of heroin. As a result, the 39-year-old man was taken to the State Police Brunswick barracks and charged for seventh-degree criminal drug possession. Authorities released him on a written promise to return to court.