Two subjects from New York City arrested following traffic stop in North Salem


NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander

PRESS RELEASE

North Salem, New York – On April 22, 2018, the New York State Police from the Somers barracks arrested Samantha M. Lugo, age 25, of Bronx, NY, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree, class C felonies, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, a class D felony, Tampering with Physical Evidence, a class E felony, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree, Possession of Hypodermic Needles, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest, all class A misdemeanors, Driving While Impaired by Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree, both unclassified misdemeanors, and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation.  Kenneth K. Vaishville, age 50, of New York, NY, was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree, a class D felony, and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree. A class A misdemeanor.

On April 22, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Troopers conducted a traffic stop of a 2015 Dodge Durango being operated by Lugo in the Town of North Salem after observing several violations of the vehicle and traffic law.   The subsequent investigation revealed that Lugo was driving under the influence of drugs, and she possessed several drugs including crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and pills.  Lugo attempted to flee from the scene on foot while trying to dispose of the drugs in her possession, but she was quickly taken into custody by the Troopers.   Vaishville, a passenger in the vehicle, was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and crack cocaine.

Lugo and Vaishville were arraigned in the Town of North Salem Court.  Lugo was remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail, and Vaishville was released on his own recognizance.