Police allege a man with drugs was found sleeping in an unreturned rental on the Taconic State Parkway in the Hudson Valley.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested 42-year-old Michael J. Mays of Schenectady for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class C felony.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., troopers patrolling the Todd Hill Rest area on the Taconic State Parkway found a vehicle reported stolen with two individuals sleeping inside, police say.

A further investigation revealed the vehicle was an unreturned rental and Mays was in possession of approximately 9.8 grams of crack-cocaine, New York State Police said in a press release on New Year's Eve.

Mays was arraigned before the town of Lagrange Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court on February 16.

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