Plattsburgh man arrested on drug charges after fleeing police with cocaine

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WWTI) — A man from Plattsburgh was arrested over the weekend after he attempted to run away from NYS troopers.

According to New York State Police, on September 26, troopers attempted a traffic stop on State Route 3 in the town of Plattsburgh. The vehicle failed to stop and instead turned into the parking lot of the Quality Inn and Suites and crashed into a hedgerow.

State Police identified the operator as Steven J. Burleigh, 34, of Plattsburgh. After crashing his vehicle, Burleigh fled on foot, however was apprehended by troopers a short distance away. He was found in possession of approximately five grams of cocaine, suboxone strops and various drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with the following:

  • Criminal Possesion of a Narcotic Drug in the Fourth Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree
  • Obstruction of Governmental Administration
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Dehree
  • Reckless Driving

Burleigh was arraigned in the Town of Plattsburgh Court. He was remanded to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of bail.

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