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Troopers find heroin, cocaine during traffic stop on Massena’s Bishop Avenue


CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Christopher A. Lopez, 22, of 820 Colgate Ave., Apt. 12-6, The Bronx, with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and consuming alcohol in a vehicle on a public highway at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop on Bishop Avenue.

Troopers said Lopez, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of approximately 20 grams of cocaine and 48 individual bundles of heroin with a weight of 16.3 grams.

He was arraigned by Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail set at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

The driver of the vehicle, Brande L. Snyder, 36, of Massena, was ticketed for failure to signal a turn from Woodlawn Avenue onto Willow Street.

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