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Police: Two arrested for drug possession after traffic stop

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BETHLEHEM, N.Y. – State Police say two people have been arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop.

Troopers on the NYS Thruway stopped a vehicle with excessive window tinting shortly before 11 p.m. Friday.

During the stop trooper say they found 4.9 grams of cocaine. 

Saul Mercado, 32, and his passenger Ezequeil Rivera Martinez, 24, were both arrested.  Mercado has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, a felony.  Martinez has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, a misdemeanor.

Mercado was arraigned and sent to Albany County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail.

Martinez was issued an appearance ticket for October 1.

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