Crack cocaine, cash seized in Oswegatchie police stop

Thomas Troche, left, and Harry Martinez. Ogdensburg police photos

OGDENSBURG — Two New York City men were arrested by Ogdensburg police last week following a K-9 unit search during a traffic stop in Oswegatchie.

Harry Martinez, 44, of the Bronx, and Thomas W. Troche, 35, of Brooklyn, were each charged Friday with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, on Route 812.

Police said a K-9 sniff of the vehicle’s exterior led to a search that yielded 8 ounces of crack cocaine and more than $12,000 in U.S. currency.

The pair was arraigned in Ogdensburg City Court and remanded to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, without bail.

City police were assisted by the U.S. Border Patrol, the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

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