Schenectady man arrested for narcotics during traffic stop

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Ronald Younes mugshot. (Albany County Sheriff’s Office)

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Ronald Younes, 25, of Schenectady was arrested on felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Guilderland on Tuesday.

Police say Younes was pulled over for a traffic violation, and that the officer could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police then searched the vehicle with a K9 unit.

During the search, police say they found tied-offs plastic containers of crack cocaine, little plastic baggies traditionally used to package narcotics for sale, $1,360 in cash, and marijuana paraphernalia.

The charges against Younes include:

  • Third-, fifth-, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia

All told, these charges could be worth as much as 34 years in prison with a conviction, according to state sentencing guidelines.


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