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Four face felony drugs charges in Saratoga County

Four face felony drugs charges in Saratoga County

Four people face felony drug charges as the result of recent investigations by the Saratoga County S

Four people face felony drug charges as the result of recent investigations by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, deputies said Thursday.

Three people face charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance as the result of one investigation, while a Schenectady man was charged in a separate investigation.

Alicia M. Busha, 30, of Route 32, town of Saratoga, was arrested Monday on five felony charges of selling or possessing a controlled substance, deputies said.

Deputies said a narcotics unit investigation found Busha was selling hydrocodone pills in the town of Saratoga, and also sold a half-ounce of cocaine to two men at her residence on Monday.

Busha was sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or a $50,000 bond.

The two men to whom Busha allegedly sold cocaine were also arrested.

Matthew A. Burks, 26, of Oak Hill Circle, Rensselaer, and Lyndon L. Tatsey, 45, of Moreau Drive, South Glens Falls, were arrested on charges of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. They were taken into custody at a vehicle stop on Route 32, deputies said.

Tatsey’s bail was set at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond, while Burks was held without bail because he is on parole from previous felony convictions, deputies said.

In a separate case:

•Melo Q. McCarthy, 32, of Crane Street, Schenectady, faces four felony sale and possession counts, as well as misdemeanor charges of drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child.

Deputies said McCarthy was arrested Monday as the result of a joint investigation by sheriff’s deputies and state police. It is alleged he traveled multiple times from Schenectady to Clifton Park to sell cocaine, with his children present.

McCarthy was arrested in Schenectady on a county court warrant, and jailed in lieu of $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond.

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