WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Whitesboro Police Department reports that a traffic stop on September 17th led to criminal drug charges and the arrest of a man wanted in New Hartford.

Around 7:30 pm on Saturday, officers pulled over a white Oldsmobile van on West Street in the Village of Whitesboro. While speaking with the driver, 61-year-old Mark Redding of New Hartford, officers learned that his license was suspended, and his inspection had expired.

This prompted a search of Redding, his vehicle, and 32-year-old passenger, Katie M. Fournier of Oriskany, during which, officers allegedly found an undisclosed amount of cocaine and heroin. Additionally, it was also learned that Redding also had active warrants for his arrest in the Town of New Hartford for unrelated charges.

Mark Redding and Katie Fournier were both arrested and charged with the following:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (Misdemeanor)

Both individuals were arraigned. They have been issued tickets to appear in front of the Village of Whitesboro Court in the future. Katie Fournier has been released and Mark Redding was turned over to the Town of New Hartford Police Department.