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QUEENSBURY — State Police intercepted a large quantity of opiod painkiller pills that were destined for Vermont during a traffic stop on the Northway on Thursday night.

A man from Michigan was jailed after troopers saw him heading north near Exit 20 in a vehicle with illegal window tint that was tailgating another driver, authorities said.

Police developed probable cause to search the vehicle, and seized over 500 pills that were believed to be the prescription opioid Percocet, officials said.

The man linked to the drugs, William T. Mealy, 24, of Detroit, was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.

Trooper Jason Miller and his canine partner, Baker, made the arrest. Baker is named for state Trooper Leroy Baker, who died in an on-duty crash in 1930 in Fulton County. Miller and Baker recently completed training and are assigned to the Queensbury station.

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