Pair face drug charges in Cobleskill

Monday, June 24, 2013
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— A routine traffic stop led to drug seizures, the search of a local Best Western and a pair of felony charges Wednesday night, police said.

Cobleskill police stopped a vehicle along Burgin Drive for a traffic infraction at approximately 7:30 p.m.. When the officer walked up to the vehicle, he noticed drug paraphernalia and a woman in the passenger seat trying to hide something in the glove compartment, police said.

Upon further investigation the driver, Robert Geddes, 67, of Holmes allegedly was found to have a bag of crack cocaine in his pocket.

The passenger, Johnna Hoffman-Squicciarini, 23, of Wappingers Falls was allegedly trying to hide hypodermic needles when the officer approached.

Based on the contents of the vehicle, police searched the Cobleskill Best Western hotel room where the two were staying, finding heroin and codeine pills.

In all, police say they seized multiple dosages of heroin, codeine, several pieces of crack cocaine along with crack pipes and hypodermic needles.

Both were charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, among other drug related charges, and sent to Schoharie County Jail on $5,000 bail.

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