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Six charged after bust for heroin, pot

Six charged after bust for heroin, pot

A two-month police investigation resulted in the seizure of five ounces of marijuana and 63 bags of

A two-month police investigation resulted in the seizure of five ounces of marijuana and 63 bags of heroin and six arrests Friday, according to police.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said that the drugs were uncovered in the Canajoharie residence of Daniel Battisti, 25, and a vehicle being operated by Joseph Kucharski, 21. The search of the vehicle was conducted after it arrived at Battisti's 21 Barclay Street residence, where officers from the sheriff's office, the Canajoharie Police and the U.S. Probation Office were in the process of a search.

After inspecting the vehicle being driven by Kucharski, a DMV check of it revealed that the license plates were not registered to the vehicle.

Also found during the searches was several hundred dollars, which police allege is profits from the sale of drugs.

Battisti was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree. Kucharski, of 122 Brower Road in Palatine, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and issued numerous traffic tickets.

Both were sent to the Montgomery County Jail, with Battisti held on $25,000 cash bail and Kucharski being held for $15,000 cash bail.

Four other people were arrested in connection with the search and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. They are Nichole Adams, 33, Tye Edwards, 23, Donald Martel, 24, and Deseree Leffert, 27. They were released with appearance tickets.

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