AUSTERLITZ — A man and a woman from Indiana were taken to the Columbia County Jail on drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop in Austerlitz, said Aaron Hicks, public information officer for state police Troop K.
Danyell D. Johnson Jr., 27, and Latoya M. Moore, 33, both of Indianapolis, were charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (high capacity ammunition feeding device), fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class D felonies, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class E felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, Hicks said.
Moore was also charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, and Johnson was charged with second-degree criminal contempt because he has a court order stating he cannot possess firearms, Hicks said.
On Tuesday at about 2:15 p.m., troopers stopped a 2020 Dodge Charger for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law on the Taconic State Parkway. After searching the car, troopers discovered that Johnson and Moore were in possession of about 15.5 grams of ecstasy, 4.14 grams of methadone and a loaded Sig Sauer 9MM handgun that was reported stolen from Greenwood, Indiana, Hicks said.
Both subjects were arraigned in Austerlitz Town Court and taken to the Columbia County Jail. Johnson was held without bail and Moore was held on $2,000 bail, Hicks said.