Police seize 100 grams of cocaine in Schenectady raid

A police drug raid today netted one man and more than 100 grams of cocaine, authorities said.
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A police drug raid today netted one man and more than 100 grams of cocaine, authorities said.

Police and federal agents raided the home at 1054 Park Ave. this morning, Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Erin Mulvey said.

One man, identified as Eric Brown, age unavailable, was arrested at the Park Avenue address. The charges against him were also not immediately available.

Authorities began investigating Brown after receiving a tip four months ago, Mulvey said. She characterized Brown as a distributor.

“He had over 100 grams in his possession, so that’s information to us that he is a big distributor,” she said.

One hundred grams equals about 3.5 ounces. A state police official last year placed the value of an ounce of cocaine at about $1,200.

Brown was arrested as part of a joint federal-state-local investigation.

Mulvey said she was unsure if more arrests were expected.

The arrest follows four earlier this month in a similar operation. Officials in that case said more arrests were expected. Mulvey said today that investigation was separate from Thursday’s operation.

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