MONTGOMERY – A traffic stop on Interstate 84 in the Town of Montgomery on Tuesday afternoon led to the arrests of the two people in the car.
State Police observed car traveling west on the highway in violation of several vehicle and traffic laws.
While officers interviewed the driver, Anthony Smieszek, 30, of the Town of Wallkill, they observed he was attempting to hide something. He was asked to get out of the car along with his passenger, Kristina Keener, 30, also of Wallkill. Police learned Smieszek was attempting to hide a vaporizer containing a THC oil vape cartridge.
A probable cause search of the car yielded several hypodermic needles containing heroin residue, a black plastic bag hidden under the rear passenger seat containing over $5,000 in cash, plastic bags with THC and marijuana products in the trunk and a semi-automatic pistol with two large capacity ammunition magazines hidden in the spare tire compartment under the spare tire.
Smieszek and Keener were charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a weapon – ammo clip, and criminal possession of marijuana, all as felonies, and misdemeanors of criminal possession of a hypodermic needle and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both are in the Orange County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $75,000 bond pending a future court appearance.