Rolando Kennedy of Albany stopped with drugs in Clarkstown, troopers say

Rolando A. Kennedy, 32, of Albany, faces felony

Rolando A. Kennedy, 32, of Albany, faces felony charges after his car was stopped on the Thruway in Clarkstown and troopers found 4.5 grams of cocaine and several counterfeit DVDs. (Credit: State Police)

An Albany man was hit with felony charges after State Police stopped his car Sunday on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County and found drugs and counterfeit DVDs, police said.

Rolando A. Kennedy, 32, was charged with second-degree drug possession and third-degree drug possession with intent to sell, felonies; and third-degree trademark counterfeiting, a misdemeanor, police said.

Troopers stopped Kennedy's 2012 Chevrolet Impala for suspected traffic violations as it was headed north on Interstate 87 at 12:05 p.m. Sunday in the Town of Clarkstown. An investigation revealed Kennedy had several pirated DVDs and about 4.5 ounces of cocaine with a street value of $6,000, police said.

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He was arraigned Sunday before Clarkstown Town Justice Howard Gerber and sent to the Rockland County Jail without bail. His next court appearance is Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. before town Justice Scott Ugell.

A court official at Clarkstown Town Court said Tuesday no attorney was listed yet for Kennedy.

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