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Cherry Street raid nets more arrests

Cherry Street raid nets more arrests

Total of 7 now face charges
Cherry Street raid nets more arrests
Savannah Myers, 23, of Saratoga Springs.

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A raid of an apartment at 18 Cherry St. earlier this month has resulted in more substantial drug charges for one Spa City resident and a child endangerment charge for another.

Savannah Myers, 23, of Saratoga Springs, was arrested on a warrant Friday and faces two felony criminal possession of a controlled substance charges, city police said.

Charles Smith, 40, also of Saratoga Springs, was charged Monday with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, police said. 

Myers was one of seven people police found inside the apartment during the raid; she previously faced a marijuana possession violation. She is accused of possessing 8.4 grams of powdered cocaine that was packaged in smaller quantities for individual sale, police said. She was arraigned Friday and was sent to Saratoga County jail with bail set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Smith, who rented 18 Cherry St., apt. 2, had his 16-year-old son living with him while narcotics use and possession took place there, which prompted the charge, police said. He was issued an appearance ticket and released. The matter was also referred to Saratoga County Child Protective Services, police said. 

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The raid of the apartment was one of two conducted by city police on Feb. 10, with the other taking place at 16 Cherry St. Police found marijuana and cocaine in the 18 Cherry St. apartment and heroin and fentanyl, a powerful opiate-based painkiller, in the other. They also found two pellet guns at 18 Cherry St. and a 12-gauge shotgun and modified AR-15 rifle at 16 Cherry St.

White powder found scattered on a table at 16 Cherry St. led police to call in a state hazardous materials team, which determined the substance to be fentanyl.

Five arrests were made in the raids’ immediate aftermath. Police said no further charges are expected.

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