CHESTERTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police have arrested Roger Duprey, 43, of Mooers, on several charges. Troopers say he ran from a traffic stop while police were searching his car for drugs.

Troopers stopped Duprey for a series of traffic infractions as he traveled on I-87 in the town of Chestertown late Thursday morning. They say during the stop they noticed evidence of drugs in the car.

While conducting a search of the vehicle, Duprey allegedly took a sunglasses case from the vehicle then took off on foot. He was caught a short time later and police say they found suboxone in the case.

Troopers say while further searching his vehicle they found suspected methamphetamine and buprenorphine, a well as drug paraphernalia containing suspect cocaine residue. 

Duprey showed signs of impairment while at the scene and was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert.


  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (felony)
  • three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (misdemeanor)
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs (misdemeanor)
  • Resisting Arrest (misdemeanor)
  • Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd degree (misdemeanor)

Duprey has been arraigned and was released on his own recognizance and is due in Chester Town Court on a later date.