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Crime & Courts

WHITEHALL — A 17-year-old Hampton resident stole a Cadillac Seville from an automotive repair shop to pay his debt to a Vermont drug dealer, Granville's New York State Police Investigators reported Saturday.

State Police said the teenager took the vehicle and drove it to Vermont, as the teenager had owed a drug dealer $80. The vehicle was stashed in a wooded area in Fair Haven, Vermont, authorities say.

The teenager was charged with felony fourth-degree grand larceny, and vehicle and traffic violations as the teenager did not have a drivers license.

State Police were assisted by the Fair Haven Police Department to locate the vehicle in a wooded lot behind the Fair Haven grade school.

The subject was not identified as they are a minor.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police stationed in Granville.

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