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3 arrested in Albany on various drug related charges

Photo: Theresa M. Wortman/Laura J Bishop/Alvin D. Kinard (NYS Police) Photo: Theresa M. Wortman/Laura J Bishop/Alvin D. Kinard (NYS Police)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of three in Albany Monday on various drug related charges.

At about 6:00 a.m. Troop T Troopers stopped a car for a traffic violation on the Thruway near exit 23 in the Albany. The driver of the car, Theresa M. Wortman, 22, of Rutland Vt.,  was found to be in possession of more than 36 grams of cocaine.  She was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd.

A passenger in the car, Laura J Bishop, 25, of Goshen, Vt., was found to be in possession of more than 72 grams of cocaine, 40 grams of heroin and 9 hypodermic needles.  She was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd and 7th and Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. 

Another passenger in the car, Alvin D. Kinard, of Brooklyn, was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marihuana and provided Troopers with a fake name.  He was charged with False Personation and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.

Kinard was arraigned in the City of Albany Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility on $1,000 bail pending further court action. Wortman and Bishop were arraigned in the City of Albany Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility on no bail pending further court action.

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