Wanted parolee arrested after he attempted to hide drugs
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Robert E. Patnaude
Troop G Commander
On 3/20/19, Troopers from the Wilton Barracks conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route 9 in the Town of Moreau. After interviewing the female driver and male passenger, a vehicle search was conducted and a crack pipe was subsequently located. Both parties were arrested and transported for arrest processing.
The female, Wendy Hines, age 46, from the City of Hudson, was processed without incident and released on an appearance ticket. The male passenger, who identified himself as Lindsay Clanton, complained of a medical issue and was transported to a local hospital. While at the hospital, it was discovered the male had secreted an unknown substance in his mouth, which was recovered by police, and later tested positive for crack cocaine.
It was also discovered the male’s real identity was Antonio Fisher and Fisher was found to be wanted by NYS Parole as a parole absconder. Fisher was charged with Felony Tampering with Physical Evidence, felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (cocaine), misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (paraphernalia), and misdemeanor Criminal Impersonation for lying about his identity to police. Fisher was arraigned and remanded to Saratoga County Jail without bail due to his prior felony convictions.