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Three alleged Stillwater heroin sellers arrested

Three alleged Stillwater heroin sellers arrested

Three people were arrested this morning, accused of selling heroin in the Stillwater area, police sa

Three people were arrested this morning, accused of selling heroin in the Stillwater area, police said.

The arrests came after an investigation by the Stillwater police and Saratoga County Sheriff’s office.

Police this morning raided two locations at the Saratoga Hills Mobile Home Park on County Route 76.

Two people were arrested at 8 Birch Lane, Stillwater. There, police also found heroin, cash and a weapon, police said. A third suspect was arrested by the state police Special Operations Response Team in Johnsonville, Rensselaer County.

All three were arraigned and ordered held without bail.

Charged were:

Basil E. Smith, 55, of 8 Birch Lane, faces four counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Brenda J. Smith, 59, of 8 Birch Lane, faces two counts each of third-degree criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Michael G. Wescott, 38, of 103 Elm Lane, Stillwater, faces one count each of third-degree criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance and one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police said the investigation was one of the largest drug cases handled by the Stillwater department.

The Stillwater Police Department was assisted by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, the New York State Police and Saratoga County probation.

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