Sheriff's Department delivers a drug bust

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    Sheriff's Department delivers a drug bust

    LATHAM — The Albany County Sheriff’s Drug Interdiction Unit, posing as delivery men, arrested a 24-year-old for receiving 30 pounds of marijuana in the mail.

    Acting on a tip from Arizona about a suspicious package being delivered to William Dickson, of 15 Swatling Road, apartment 12, investigators brought in K-9 Units from the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Department and based on their reaction were able to obtain a search warrant.

    Once opened, it was discovered the package contained 30 pounds of marijuana. The scent was being disguised with dryer sheets and apple scent.

    Posing as deliverymen, investigators were able to deliver the package to Dickson and place him under arrest. A search warrant executed at his home uncovered more than four ounces of marijuana, ziplock and sandwich bags commonly used in the packaging of controlled substances, a quantity of psilocybin mushrooms and several thousand dollars.

    Last March and November he was charged with having more than 10 pounds of marijuana and is currently on probation from Rensselaer County on unrelated marijuana charges.

    For the current arrest he stands charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, including a felony, and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

    He was arraigned in front of Colonie Town Judge Andrew Sommers and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility without bail.

    By James V. Franco
    The Record

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