The Ulster County Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) has arrested a Connecticut man on minor drug and traffic charges and seized over $200,000 found in his car, according to a news release issued by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.
Eric M. Sobaczewski, a 39-year-old resident of Glastonbury, Connecticut, was pulled over by an Ulster County Sheriff's K-9 team on Route 28 in the town of Ulster, at around 1:15pm on Saturday. The arrest was conducted during a marijuana trafficking surveillance operation being conducted by members of URGENT.
A search of Sobaczewski's vehicle found $203,956 in cash and an unspecified quantity of marijuana. He was charged with misdemeanor aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Both his car and the money found in it were seized pending forfeiture proceedings.
Sobaczewski was released on appearance tickets, but further charges could be added as URGENT continues its ongoing investigation.
URGENT is a multi-agency task force composed of officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies: the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Town of Woodstock Police, Town of Lloyd Police, Town of Shandaken Police, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Town of New Paltz Police and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Update: Due to an editing error, an earlier draft of this post misspelled the Connecticut town where Sobaczewski lives. It's "Glastonbury," not "Glastonberry." In a word: D'oh.