A traffic stop on Route 209 in Wawarsing on Wednesday led to the arrest of a Kerhonkson man on multiple drug charges, police say.
Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) and Ulster County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team arrested Troy Blackwell, 39, of 74 Minnewaska Trail, Kerhonkson, for possession of crack cocaine packaged for sale, heroin and marijuana on Wednesday, May 28 in Wawarsing, according to police. Blackwell was also found with $4,000 cash.
The arrest was made after they stopped a vehicle in which Blackwell was a passenger on Route 209 in Wawarsing at 2:15 p.m.
After his arrest, Blackwell was taken to the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class C felony and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, according to police.
Blackwell was arraigned in the Town of Ulster Justice Court and sent to Ulster County Jail without bail.