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Traffic stop yields drugs, fugitive
CANAAN-- A traffic stop leads to a drug bust in Columbia County.
State Police stopped a vehicle around 8 p.m. Monday on the Berkshire Spur section of the Thruway in the Town of Canaan.
During the investigation, troopers found say they found heroin and needles on the driver, 23-year-old Tyler Renton of Richmond, MA.
He is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Troopers also found 100 grams of cocaine on one of the passengers, 18-year-old Yamilex Rivera of Pittsfield, MA.
She is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Another passenger, 36-year-old Efrain Gonzales of New York City, gave troopers another person's name during the investigation.
It turns out Gonzalez was wanted on a drug charge in New Jersey.
He is now also charged with Criminal Impersonation.