Two Jersey men indicted in cocaine conspiracy

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ALBANY – Two New Jersey men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for trafficking nine kilograms of cocaine.

On April 2, Robert “Bobby” Ingrao, 74, of Lodi, was driving a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee north on the Thruway and New York State Police conducted a traffic stop.

Ingrao, who was driving alone, told troopers he was returning the vehicle to Schenectady.

Troopers discovered he had no driver’s license and arrested him. The vehicle was towed and while taking an inventory of the Jeep’s contents, police discovered a hidden compartment in the trunk area that concealed nine kilos of cocaine.

Richard “Richie” Sinde, 56, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, was also indicted on the drug trafficking charge.

If convicted, each man faces from 10 years to life in prison as ell as at least five years of post-release supervision.