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Police: Six arrested in Amsterdam drug raid

Police: Six arrested in Amsterdam drug raid

Police raided the apartment Wednesday evening
Police: Six arrested in Amsterdam drug raid
Top: Rivera, Crial, DeLuca; Bottom: Jones, Robinson, King
Photographer: Albany Police (insets), Shutterstock (background)

AMSTERDAM -- City police arrested six people Wednesday during a drug raid, police said.

Police stormed the residence at 9 Bayard St., Apt. 2, at about 5 p.m. and recovered crack cocaine, heroin, cash and drug paraphernalia, police said.

The raid was the culmination of a three-month investigation by the Amsterdam Police Detective Bureau and the state police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Police said they began investigating the residence after multiple complaints from citizens.

Police charged five of those arrested with two counts each of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Police identified those individuals as Diane R. Crial, 64, who lived in the apartment that was raided; Katherine J. Deluca, 36, of Hagaman; Thomas A. King, 36, of Fultonville; Carlos R. Rivera, 34, of Amsterdam; and James W. Robinson, 44, of Bellport, NY.

Police also arrested Ohmeire J. Jones, 24, of Troy, on one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

Police said they arrested Jones as he tried to drive away from the residence. The vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day from Kimball Street in Amsterdam, police said, though a press release did not indicate a related charge. 

Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski also assisted in the investigation.

 

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