Canaan traffic stop turns up Cocaine and 7 pounds of pot

Massachusetts man arrested for drug possession following traffic stop


Major Richard L. Mazzone

Troop K Commander


Canaan, New York – On February 14, 2019, the New York State Police from the New Lebanon barracks arrested Chanthon Lim, age 34, of Lynn, MA, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, and Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 2nd degree, both class D felonies.

On February 14, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz 500 Series on Interstate 90 in the town of Canaan for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. While interviewing the operator, Lim, it was determined the vehicle registration was suspended. Further investigation discovered Lim possessed approximately 0.9 grams of cocaine, and 6.7 pounds of marijuana.

Lim was arraigned before the town of Claverack Court, and remanded by the Honorable Judge Brandon to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. Lim is next scheduled to appear before the Court on February 19, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.


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