Raids lead to charges

AMSTERDAM – City police said five people were charged Friday after raids at various locations in the city tied to alleged cocaine or crack cocaine sales.

Those charged were:

  • Michael Quinones, 28, of 68 Grove St., first floor, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Police said Quinones had nearly an ounce of powder and crack cocaine, $3,200 in U.S. currency and various prescription pills.

  • Andrew Joseph, 34, of 15 Morris St., was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
  • Beverly Singletary, 48, of 182 Woodrow Road, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
  • Pedro Rosado, 20, of 10 Crane St., first floor, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
  • Michelle Abatecola, 41, of 19 Lincoln Ave., apartment 2, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Police said law-enforcement authorities executed one search warrant and four arrest warrants at locations in the city tied to alleged cocaine and crack cocaine sales.

Police said the arrests were made after a four-month investigation.

Police said the defendants were held for arraignment in City Court.

Assisting in the investigation was Montgomery County District Attorney James Conboy, police said.