Three arrested for heroin sales

C. Brown

AMSTERDAM — Three people were arrested on Thursday for criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance following a drug raid by police.

Curtis L. Brown, 41, of 9 Bayard St., was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, false personation and parole violation.

Wildvin Brown, 61, of 237 Nassau St., Brooklyn and Amy M. Martinez, 35, of 24 Trinity Place were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and first-degree loitering.

Curtis Brown was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court by Judge Lisa Lorman and sent to Montgomery County Correctional Facility without bail.

Wildvin Brown and Martinez were released on appearance tickets to return to Amsterdam City Court at a later date.

According to the press release, Amsterdam Police, along with Montgomery County Regional SWAT team executed a search warrant at 58 Union St. following an investigation by the Amsterdam Police Department Detective Bureau, the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration into the alleged sale of heroin by Curtis Brown out of the Union Street apartment.

During the raid, police located all three individuals, as well as drug paraphernalia, a quantity of heroin and cash inside the apartment.

All three were transported to Amsterdam Police Department. Curtis Brown gave police a false name upon being arrested in an attempt to conceal his true identity, as he is currently wanted by state parole stemming from a previous sex abuse felony conviction.

District Attorney Kelli McCoski also assisted in the investigation.

By Josh Bovee

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