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Police: Schenectady men, Saratoga Springs woman arrested in Spa City raid

Police: Schenectady men, Saratoga Springs woman arrested in Spa City raid

Police raided the residence Monday morning, police say
Police: Schenectady men, Saratoga Springs woman arrested in Spa City raid
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SARATOGA SPRINGS - Three people were arrested on drug and weapons charges after a Monday morning raid in Saratoga Springs, police said.

Police identified those arrested as Deborah M. Willson, 41, of Saratoga Springs, Bernard Adams Jr., 42, of Schenectady, and Aaron M. Wright, 26, of Schenectady.

Each of the three faces felony drug and weapons possession counts, as well as stolen property possession, police said.

Police raided a basement apartment at 38 Vanderbilt Ave. at about 5 a.m. Monday, police said. Police went in on a warrant that was the result of an investigation into the occupants of an apartment there, police said.

Inside the residence, police found a loaded handgun and a shotgun. They also found more than $2,000 in cash and about 8 grams of  crack cocaine, with other drug paraphernalia consistent with the illegal sale of drugs, police said.

The handgun also came back as stolen during a burglary earlier this year elsewhere in Saratoga County, police said.

The three arrested were present with police raided the residence, police said.

They each face felonies of third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, police said.

Willson was arraigned and ordered held on $25,000 bail while Adams and Wright were arraigned and ordered held without bail, police said.

The Saratoga County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team assisted with the raid, police said.

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