ALBANY – Four people from Schenectady and one from Clifton Park have been arrested, accused of taking part in a drug trafficking organization centered in Schenectady, federal prosecutors said Monday.
The five are accused of taking part in drug sales around Schenectady between Sept. 15 and Nov. 17, U.S. Attorney’s Officials said.
Charged are Garrick Bailey, 29, Chavon Sutton, 30, Timothy Kingsland, 56, Tracey Kingsland, 48, all of Schenectady, and Christina Altieri, 46, of Clifton Park.
Sutton is accused of distributing crack cocaine and heroin, while the other four are accused of distributing crack cocaine, officials said.
The ATF, state police and Schenectady Police Department began the investigation in September, looking into an armed drug trafficking organization and multiple individuals responsible for dealing a “substantial amount” of crack cocaine and heroin around the Capital Region, authorities wrote in paperwork filed in court.
Authorities allege different people charged were involved in 10 separate sales, each at different locations in Schenectady, during the time period. The individual sales amounted to between $700 and $2,700 each, according to the allegations.
The five appeared in court last week. Bailey and Sutton were ordered held pending trial, while Altieri and both Kingslands were released on conditions.
The arrests were the culmination of a multi-agency investigation that also included the Albany Police Department, Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the Rotterdam Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.
The cases are being prosecuted by assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Sharpe.