Traffic stop leads to drug arrest



TOWN OF THOMPSON – A South Fallsburg man is in the Sullivan County Jail, being held without bail, following his arrest on drug charges.
Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a car for a traffic violation on Route 42 and the Concord Road in the Town of Thompson on the evening of Monday, April 9 and they spotted an open container of an alcoholic beverage along with several glassine bags wrapped with a rubber band next to feet of a front seat passenger.
The investigation revealed the passenger, Michael Hiller, 39, of South Fallsburg was in possession of crack cocaine, heroin, suboxone and Xanax. Hiller, who has five prior felony convictions, gave deputies a false name, but when they determined his real identity, they determined he was wanted on an outstanding parole warrant.
Hiller was charged with the felonies of criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell, criminal possession of a controlled substance and the misdemeanor of criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
“Here is a guy who is out on parole, violates his conditions and then goes on a drug dealing spree,” said Sheriff Michael Schiff. “I am glad we were able to stop him. 

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