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Fort Edward man faces numerous drug charges after Northway stop

Fort Edward man faces numerous drug charges after Northway stop

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QUEENSBURY — A Fort Edward man faces numerous drug charges following a traffic stop on the Northway, police said.

State Police said they performed a traffic stop shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday for a traffic violation. Upon investigation troopers observed signs of drug use inside the vehicle.

Troopers conducted a search of the vehicle discovering a baggie containing methamphetamine residue.

Matthew T. Harrington, 25, of Fort Edward was searched and he was found in possession of a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue, police said.

Both the driver and Harrington were taken into custody and transported to State Police barracks in Queensbury. 

A further search of Harrington at the barracks revealed that he was in possession of approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 9 grams of heroin, police said.

Harrington was charged with five felonies and a misdemeanor charge related to drug possession, police said.

The driver Nicolle S. Swinton, 31, of Chester was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Swinton was processed and released with an appearance ticket and is due in Queensbury Town Court on Aug. 24.

Harrington was transported to Warren County Jail to await arraignment.

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