Vernon man arrested after numerous drugs found in Boonville traffic stop

By WKTV News

BOONVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Vernon man has been charged after authorities say he was found in possession of numerous drugs following a traffic stop in the Village of Boonville.

According to Village of Boonville Police, on Sunday, January 15 around 12:22 a.m., Corey Hopkins, 31, of Vernon, was stopped on State Route 294 in the Village Chief James Galler and Patrolman Donald Anna. Police said Hopkins was stopped for failure to keep right and operating a motor vehicle with obstructed license plates.

An investigation revealed that Hopkins was allegedly under the influence of crack cocaine and marijuana while operating the vehicle, police said.

A search of Hopkins' vehicle produced three small packages of crack cocaine, one marijuana cigarette, several controlled substances in pill form and other loose pills mixed together in a plastic baggy. Police said that they also located a small set of digital scales with cocaine residence on the scale platform.

Police said that Hopkins had allegedly driven to a friend's house, where he smoked crack cocaine and then drove his vehicle into the village, where he was stopped and arrested by Boonville officers.

Hopkins has been charged with violation of failure to keep right, a violation of operating a motor vehicle with an obstructed license plate, a violation of driving while ability impaired by drugs, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana and a violation of the public health law for criminal possession of a controlled substance outside its original container as it was dispensed.

Hopkins was arraigned in the Town of Steuben Court where and sent to the Oneida County Jail on $15,000 bail or $15,000 bond.

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