More than 250 illegal prescription pills found during traffic stop on I-87

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ALBANY, N.Y. – State Police arrested two men for possessing
illegal prescription pills after a traffic stop.

On Wednesday, Troopers pulled over a black BMW on I-87 for a
light violation. Upon interviewing the driver, 24-year-old Stephen Booth, the
Trooper noticed the passenger was trying to hide something.

The passenger was identified as Thomas McCormick, 24, of Clifton
Park.  McCormick was asked to step
outside of the BMW and while questioning the man, the Trooper saw a large bag
of pills fell from McCormick’s waistband and landed on the ground.

State Police say the bag was holding 257 pills of

During further investigation, Troopers found another 14
pills of Oxycodone and 3 Alprazolam, also known as Xanax.

Booth has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled
Substance in the 7th Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance
outside of the Original Container. He was given an appearance ticket and will
be back in Albany City Court on November 1.

McCormick has been charged with Criminal Possession of a
Narcotic Drug with the Intent to Sell in the 3rd Degree and Criminal
Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, both
felonies.  He was arraigned and sent to
Albany County Jail to await a felony hearing.


Update August 7, 2015

Court records show that Steven Booth was found not guilty of the crimes he was accused of.

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