BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Drug sales alleged in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM – Authorities arrested five city residents on drug-sale charges.

The arrests were the culmination of a six-month investigation, city police said in a news release.

Four of the five arrests were made Thursday morning when authorities executed search and arrest warrants. Authorities arrested the fifth person Wednesday night.

Charged were:

Elizabeth Willsey, 30, of 39 Elizabeth St. She was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony; third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony; and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Police confiscated more than 5 grams of cocaine, glassine envelopes of heroin and more than $800 in cash from Willsey, police said.

Shayzon Taylor, 30, of 259 Division St., first floor. Taylor was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony.

Carol Drescher, 31, of 358 Division St., first floor. Drescher was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Drescher was in possession of more than 10 grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana, police said.

Trevon Williams, 21, of 22 Northampton Road. Williams was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony.

Preston “PJ” Beverly, 48, of 72 Mechanic St. Beverly was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony; and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. During his arrest, he was found to be in possession of 27 glassine envelopes of heroin and $885 in cash, police said.

The defendants were arraigned in City Court. Additional arrests are possible, police said.

The Amsterdam Police Department, the New York State Police Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office worked together on the arrests.