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Man Charged With Felony Drug Possession Following Wappinger Stop

Marise Hamilton was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Wappinger, according to New York State Police.
Marise Hamilton was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Wappinger, according to New York State Police. Photo Credit: New York State Police

WAPPINGER, N.Y. -- A Newburgh man faces drug possession charges after a routine traffic stop on Route 9 in Wappinger, according to New York State Police.

Marise J. Hamilton, 27, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 16 and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, among charges, according to a Troop K barracks police report.

At about 12:40 p.m., troopers conducted a traffic stop for a dark window tint on Route 9 by Smithtown Road, said police.

Hamilton, the driver, was reportedly found to have a suspended driver's license, according to police.

Upon investigating, he was allegedly found to possess heroin, marijuana, bags, a digital scale, and a high-capacity handgun magazine, police said.

Hamilton was additionally charged with: second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a large capacity ammo feeding device, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to police.

He was arraigned at Town of Wappinger Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail, in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond, with a next appearance set for Nov. 17, said police.

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