ALBANY — Charges against a former Schenectady man accused of possessing the powerful drug fentanyl have been moved to federal court.
Anthony Derose, 23, of Ballston Spa, is to appear on the new federal count later this month. He is currently in state custody on a Saratoga County attempted assault conviction, records show.
A Schenectady County sheriff's deputy arrested Derose on Aug. 21 in Schenectady. The deputy recognized Derose as a person wanted on an arrest warrant.
After sheriff's deputies took Derose into custody, they found in his right pants pocket a clear bag containing 145 smaller bags or envelopes that tested positive for the synthetic opioid furanyl fentanyl, according to the federal filing.
Federal prosecutors filed the charge earlier this month. Derose is serving 1 to 3 years in the Saratoga County case.