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Traffic Stop Leads to Recovery of Handgun and Drugs


“Plattsburgh City Police traffic stop leads to recovery of loaded handgun and drugs


DATE OF RELEASE: April 28th, 2017

TIME OF RELEASE:  9:00 a.m.

On April 26th, 2017 members of the Plattsburgh Police Department stopped a vehicle on Montcalm Ave. for a traffic infraction. During the stop, officers observed the passenger sitting on a loaded .25 caliber handgun.  After a brief struggle, Officers recovered the loaded gun and placed the male in custody. Officers impounded the vehicle and executed a search warrant. Located inside the vehicle were approximately 13 grams of crack cocaine, 3 grams of powder cocaine and an undetermined amount of Fentanyl. The approximate street value of the seized narcotics is $3,000.00 dollars.  

Individual Arrested:

Felipe Acevedo; age 32 of Kingston NY

Charged with:

1 count - Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree a class “B” felony

1 count - Criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree a class “C” felony

Acevedo appeared before the Hon. John Niles in Plattsburgh City Court and was committed to the Clinton County Jail under $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond.  He is scheduled to re-appear on a later date. Photographs are available upon request.

“This most recent arrest demonstrates just how dangerous drug-peddling pushers are becoming to our City. They only sit on loaded guns because they are ready to use them. I am glad the Plattsburgh Police Department is working with the Adirondack Drug Task Force and the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office in this investigation and their continuing effort to curb the sale and distribution of narcotics within our community,” commented Mayor Colin Read.


Authorized by:

Chief Ken Parkinson

Phone: 563-3411


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