Newburgh man caught with two kilos of cocaine

WOODBURY – A man who fled State Police on Route 32 in the Town of Woodbury after committing a vehicle and traffic violation was caught a short time later and found in possession of two kilograms of cocaine.

A trooper from the Monroe barracks stopped a 2003 BMW with Connecticut plates at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6.

The driver, identified as Sherlan Simpson, 35, of Newburgh, fled the scene, but the vehicle was located a short time later at Woodbury Common. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit in the parking lot.

He was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession with intent to sell, and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.

Simpson was arraigned and remanded to the Orange County Jail without bail.

State Police were assisted by Woodbury Town Police and Woodbury Common security.

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