SARATOGA COUNTY – Three men face drug charges in Saratoga County after two separate investigations, two charged by Saratoga Springs police, one by the sheriff’s office.
In the Saratoga Springs case, Juan C. Pantaleon, 20, of the Bronx, and Victor Dominguez, 19, of Saratoga Springs, each face one count each of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, police said.
The two were arrested late Friday morning after police executed a search warrant at 21 Kirby Road in Saratoga Springs. The search was the culmination of a investigation into possible drug activity at the residence, police said.
Police seized in excess of a half ounce of cocaine, cutting agents, packaging materials and just over $1,800 in cash, police said.
Pantaleon and Dominguez were each arraigned and released to return to court later, police said. State police assisted with the investigation.
In the Saratoga County Sheriff’s investigation, Brendan F. Mitchell, 31, of Malta, was arrested Thursday and charged with one count each of third-degree criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies.
Mitchell was arrested after a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in Saratoga County. Sheriff’s officials said Mitchell distributed quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin in the county.
Investigators searched Mitchell’s residence at 3 Everest Dr. in Malta and found packaging materials, scales and a firearm, officials said. Mitchell is on parole, officials said. State parole assisted with the investigation.
He was arraigned and ordered held. Further charges are pending.