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Police raid nets four arrests in Amsterdam

Police raid nets four arrests in Amsterdam

Police: Children were inside home at time of raid
Police raid nets four arrests in Amsterdam
From top left to right, Cooper, Defreitas, Emmanuel and Manresa
Photographer: provided photo

AMSTERDAM — Four people are facing drug and other charges after a police raid on their High Street residence on Tuesday.

Five children -- between the ages of 6 months and 11 years -- were inside the home when Amsterdam Police and the Montgomery County Regional SWAT Team executed the raid, which was a result of a month-long investigation into sales of heroin at the 28 High St. residence, according to a police report.

Tyshawn Cooper, 22, and Alexis Tijuana Manresa, 20, each face felony charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, police said. Cooper also faces a parole violation and a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child, according to the police report.

Detectives also found 6.2 grams of crack cocaine, along with unspecified quantities of heroin and marijuana, according to the police report.

Also arrested were Earl Emmanuel and Gwendolyn Defreitas, ages 18 and 30, respectively, according to the police report. Emmanuel was found to have an active warrant for his arrest on assault charges out of Albany, and Defreitas was wanted on a warrant out of New York City for possession of marijuana, police said.

All four were ordered into custody pending arraignment in Amsterdam City Court. 

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