Heroin found in motel room: Police

AMSTERDAM – Two people were charged Thursday after officers executed a search warrant, city police said.

Israel?Santiago, 33, of 350 E. Main?St., Room 7, of The Rock?Motel, and Yajaira Rivera, 32, of the same address, were both charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Police said officers executed the search warrant Thursday for the address. During an investigation into drug trafficking, police said, officers saw people visiting the room or parking lot for brief periods.

After executing the search warrant, police said, officers found 53 envelopes with heroin in the motel room and on the man. The heroin has a street value of about $1,000.

Also, more than $1,400 was seized.

Both defendants were held and arraigned in?City?Court and scheduled to be sent to the Montgomery?County?Correctional facility.

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