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Drug suspect returned to Saratoga County, is arraigned

Drug suspect returned to Saratoga County, is arraigned

A Brooklyn man who faces felony drug charges was returned to Saratoga County on Thursday after a len

A Brooklyn man who faces felony drug charges was returned to Saratoga County on Thursday after a lengthy multi-agency investigation into cocaine sales.

Pedro E. Miranda, 38, faces third-degree counts of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance, sheriff’s deputies said. He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession and endangering the welfare of a child

The arrest stemmed from an investigation begun last summer into a tip about possible drug trafficking in the Luther Forest housing development. Deputies said Miranda was conducting cocaine sales at a woman’s residence there, while in the presence of her child.

The investigation involved the sheriff’s department, state police drug investigators and the U.S. Marshal’s office.

The woman was arrested last October, but Miranda fled to Honduras. U.S. Marshals arrested him when he returned to the United States in mid-January, taking him into custody at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. He was returned to Saratoga County Thursday after waiving extradition, and jailed without bail Friday after being arraigned in Saratoga County Court in Ballston Spa.

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