Advertisement
 
Friday, August 28, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Amsterdam drug raid nets 5 arrests

Saturday, October 05, 2013 - Updated: 3:08 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT

alissa.scott@recordernews.com

Authorities in Amsterdam arrested five people and searched one home for crack cocaine Friday morning after a four-month investigation.

During the raid, which started at about 5:45 a.m., police seized nearly an ounce of cocaine, approximately $3,200 in cash and various drug paraphernalia, Det. Lt. Kurt Conroy said.

The Amsterdam Police Department was joined by the state police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and its regional SWAT team and the Montgomery County in executing four arrest warrants and one search warrant at 68 Grove St., first floor.

By press time, an additional arrest for an unlocated subject was pending.

At that location, Michael Quinones, 28, of 68 Grove St., first floor, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, for possessing nearly an ounce of powder and crack cocaine.

Along with the cash seized, authorities also found and extracted numerous types of prescription pills during the search warrant execution.

Also arrested was Andrew Joseph, 34, of 15 Morris St. He was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, for cocaine sales.

Beverly Singletary, 48, of 182 Woodrow Road, was arrested and also charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, for crack cocaine sales.

Pedro Rosado, 20, of 10 Crane St., first floor, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, for crack cocaine sales.

Michelle Abatecola, 41, of 19 Lincoln Ave., apartment 2, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, for crack cocaine sales.

All were held for arraignment in city court that morning before Judge Howard M. Aison, who signed the search and arrest warrants.

Montgomery County District Attorney James "Jed" Conboy assisted in the investigation.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Antonella Cassella
    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Officials contest connector study's promise to boost property values
    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    Grant: All students will eat for free at the GASD
    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    Council will seek vendor for city bus
    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    Main Street
    Saturday, August 22, 2015

    NY Rising aid Flood-prone Fort Plain is getting $2M
    Monday, August 24, 2015

    Emma Jane Terplak
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Amsterdam festival is Saturday: City to celebrate Ukrainian heritage
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    NY man convicted in X-ray weapon plot against Muslims
    Saturday, August 22, 2015

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook