Police in Moreau arrested seven people on suspicion of selling drugs, according to local sources. New York State Police conducted the arrests, which involved Troop G’s Violent Gangs Narcotic Enforcement team. Trial dates have not been set for the individuals arrested at this time, but when they appear in court, they will each be represented by a criminal defense attorney.
According to the team based in northern Saratoga County, the operation cracked down on seven individuals believed to be selling drugs, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, crack and marijuana. All seven were said to be operating from an apartment on Route 9. It does not appear that anyone was harmed during the arrests.
Seven people, aged 24 to 51, were arrested at the scene. Their charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell, tampering with physical evidence and several parole violations. All seven individuals were taken to the Saratoga County Jail to await a trial date. It is unclear whether any of these people have made bail at this time, or when their trial dates will be set.
New York lawmakers take a dim view of the sale of narcotics, and if any of these people are found guilty of the crimes for which they have been arrested, they could face considerable jail time. However, the burden of proof rests with the prosecution, which will need to prove beyond reasonable doubt each individual’s complicity in the alleged crimes. Each of the assigned criminal defense attorneys will work to build a comprehensive case in his or her clients’ defense.