Hudson man arrested on drug charges on the northway

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest on I-87


 Major Robert E. Patnaude

 Troop G Commander


On March 19, 2019, State Police in Queensbury arrested 19-year-old Eric A. Pinkowski of Hudson, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5thdegee, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Troopers observed a vehicle traveling on Interstate 87 commit several vehicle and traffic infractions, and a traffic stop was initiated. Upon speaking with the driver, the Trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle and a vehicle search was conducted. The search revealed that passenger Eric Pinkowski, was in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana.

Pinkowski was transported to SP Queensbury for processing and was subsequently arraigned in Queensbury Town Court.

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