Niverville man pleads guilty to felony drug charges

A Niverville man plead guilty to several charges Tuesday in Columbia County Court, in connection with a drug arrest from a March traffic stop, and his time in the Columbia County Jail.

The Columbia County D.A.'s Office reports: 49 year old William Hines plead guilty to Attempted criminal possession of a narcotic drug-4th degree, Tampering with physical evidence, and attempted possession of prison contraband. That last charge stems from when he was found with heroin at the Columbia County Jail.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 16th.

Original press release from March:


Kinderhook, NY- Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that a Niverville man was arrested on Tuesday March 19, 2019 for a felony drug charge after a vehicle stop for a traffic infraction on County Route 28 in the Town of Kinderhook.

On March 19, 2019 at approximately 3:39pm, Deputy Steven Rose was on routine patrol and observed a 2006 Kia traveling westbound on County Route 28 with a registration violation. The Deputy initiated a traffic stop and approached the vehicle where he encountered two occupants. During the traffic stop, the passenger attempted to conceal and then destroy illegal drugs that were in his possession. Deputies located and recovered approximately 4.8 grams of cocaine and about 4.9 grams of heroin.

William T. Hines, 48, of Niverville N.Y., was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree (Class C Felony), Tampering with Physical Evidence (Class E Felony), and Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor). Mr. Hines was arraigned before the Honorable Judge Dellehunt in Kinderhook Town Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail with no bail. The defendant is scheduled to appear in Kinderhook Town Court on March 25, 2019.

The Columbia County District Attorney’s Office is assisting with this case.

Assisting Deputy Rose were Sergeant Eli Fieser, Deputy Ryen Boehme, and Investigator Patrick Logue of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement and Education Unit.

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