Montgomery County

Police: Fort Hunter man sold controlled substance

Alex C. Kocjan of Fort Hunter

AMSTERDAM — A Fort Hunter man has been charged for allegedly selling a controlled substance to a police source.

Alex C. Kocjan, 27, of Fort Hunter, was charged with second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, according to a press release.

The charge stems from an investigation into Kocjan’s alleged criminal sale of controlled substances conducted by city police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Kocjan allegedly sold a controlled substance to a police source, according to Lt. Joseph Spencer, public information officer for the Amsterdam Police Department.

Spencer was unable to provide more specific details regarding the case or how Kocjan came under investigation.

However, Spencer said city police conference with state police or the DEA Task Force any time information becomes known to police that may extend outside of their jurisdiction.

Kocjan turned himself in to the Amsterdam Police Department accompanied by his attorney on the charges against him.

He was arraigned in City Court before Judge Lisa Lorman on Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance. Kocjan will reappear in City Court at a later date.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Reach Ashley Onyon at [email protected] or @AshleyOnyon on Twitter.

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