Trial date set for New Lebanon drug arrest

From Columbia County D.A.’s Office:

On November 19, 2018, Shane Spillenger waived indictment and was arraigned in County Court upon being charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, Honorable Richard M. Koweek presiding. The Court scheduled a trial for July 15, 2019. The New York State Police investigated this matter and arrested Shane Spillenger. Christian deFrancqueville represents Shane Spillenger. Shane Spillenger is presumed to be innocent unless and until the People can prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt to all twelve (12) of twelve (12) jurors. (SCI No. 094-18)

Original press release from June:

State Police in New Lebanon release arrests leading up to Disc Jam in Stephentown

NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert C. GregoryTroop K Commander


New Lebanon, New York – On June 7, 2018, the New York State Police from the New Lebanon barracks and SP Livingston Bureau of Criminal Investigation made multiple drug possession arrests in the towns of New Lebanon and Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY, as traffic in the area increased leading up to the Disc Jam festival in Stephentown.The following subjects were arrested all following vehicle and traffic stops initiated for violations of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law:

In the town of New Lebanon on June 7, 2018, on State Route 22, Shane M. Spillenger, age 32, of Albany, NY, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5thdegree, a class D felony, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, class A misdemeanors, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation. Investigation discovered Spillenger was in possession of approximately 1.1 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of marijuana oil, 3.2 grams of hydrocodone pills, 0.5 grams of alprazolam, 1 gram of clonazepam, and 15.4 grams of marijuana. 

Spillenger was arraigned before the town of New Lebanon Court, and released on his own recognizance.

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