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Troopers Discover Drugs and Stolen Statue Following Schenectady Stop, Reports Say


SCHENECTADY – ​A routine traffic stop in Schenectady last week led to the discovery of ‍drugs‌ and ⁤a stolen‍ concrete figurine,⁣ according to a statement released⁤ by the New York State ​Police on Tuesday.

The incident escalated into a brief foot chase before the driver was apprehended, the police report stated.

The driver, identified as Ricky ⁤G. ⁣Rickson, ⁢53, a resident of Schenectady, was subsequently arrested and⁣ charged with⁣ multiple ‍offenses, ⁣police said. These include⁢ two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of ‌stolen property, among other charges.

The traffic stop occurred just before ‌5 p.m. last Thursday on State ⁤Street ⁢in Schenectady ⁢due to ‌a vehicle and ​traffic law violation, according to the ‍police.

Upon stopping the vehicle, troopers found​ that Rickson was driving without a valid ​license. When confronted,‌ Rickson attempted to escape on foot but was swiftly ⁣apprehended with the‌ help of the Schenectady Police Department.

Upon searching the ‌vehicle, troopers discovered multiple controlled substances and drug‍ paraphernalia, the ⁤police report stated.

Interestingly, they also⁣ found ‌a “large concrete figurine” inside ⁢the ⁤vehicle, which had been reported stolen from a Schenectady residence on February 19, according to‍ the police.

In addition ⁢to ⁣the aforementioned charges, ‍Rickson is also facing charges of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, manufacturing drug-related paraphernalia, four counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled ‌substance, and vehicle and traffic law violations.

Following his arrest, ⁤Rickson was ⁢processed and held for arraignment. The stolen​ figurine was confiscated and is set to be returned ​to its rightful ​owner.

Kiara Thomas
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