Police: Hudson man charged after traffic stop in Cairo

Route 32 in Cairo, where a Hudson man was arrested on drug charges. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

CAIRO — A Columbia County man was charged with felony drug possession charges following a traffic stop Saturday night in Cairo, Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F, said Monday.

Amar Keitt, 46, of Hudson, was in possession of heroin and crack cocaine, Nevel said.

At about 9 p.m., a 2004 Nissan Altima driven by Keitt was stopped by troopers on Route 32 in Cairo for a traffic violation. While speaking with Keitt, police saw he was in possession of a large plastic bag containing several small glassine baggies each with 2.3 grams of crack cocaine. While searching the vehicle, troopers found 11.2 grams of heroin, Nevel said.

Keitt was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony, and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator, a class U misdemeanor, Nevel said.

Keitt is currently on parole, Nevel said.

He was arraigned in Coxsackie Town Court before Justice Wanda Dorpfeld and was remanded to the custody of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, where he was held without bail.

Keitt is scheduled to appear in Cairo Town Court on Friday.

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