Police: Brothers held on drug charges after traffic stop

Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Police said two brothers from Greenport were arrested on drug charges in Catskill.

CATSKILL — Two brothers from Columbia County were arrested on felony drug possession charges over the weekend following a traffic stop in Catskill, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F, said Monday.

Charged were Scott P. Hapeman, 50, of Greenport, and Brad R. Hapeman, 48, also of Greenport, Nevel said.

At about 2:05 a.m., troopers stopped a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Scott Hapeman on Route 9W in the town of Catskill for a vehicle and traffic law violation.

While speaking with the brothers, police learned that Brad Hapeman was in possession of crack cocaine. Troopers searched the vehicle and found approximately 9 grams of crack cocaine and a glass smoking pipe with cocaine residue, Nevel said.

Scott Hapeman was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing drug related paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors, Nevel said.

Brian Hapeman was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors, Nevel said.

Both men were arraigned in Coxsackie Town Court before Town Justice Wanda Dorpfeld and were sent to the Greene County Jail, where they were held without bail.

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