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October 2014 Archives

Police file drug charges against 3 for allegedly making meth

When police enter someone's residence with a valid arrest warrant, they may make a limited search based on what they see in plain view. The New York State Police arrested two men and a woman on drug charges recently when they went to a residence in Plattsburgh to attempt to find an individual who was the subject of an existing arrest warrant. Police entered the premises and while there allegedly found needles, Sudafed, ammonium nitrate and other precursors to methamphetamine on a table.

Drug charges on the increase after more heroin overdoses

There has been an increase in large-quantity heroin busts in New York. These include huge heroin seizures by the task force in New York City and also a number of busts on the upstate highways, all leading to drug charges. Part of the reason for the upswing in arrests is due to the growth recently in the numbers of deaths from heroin overdoses in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Popular teacher arrested for sex offenses and other charges

A clever mobile phone app allows people to send a photo that disappears on the recipient's unit after a few seconds. It's apparently a favored method to send nude or other insensitive pictures without proof that it was done. However, one young woman this past June disrupted that popular image. She took a screen picture to preserve the photo, and in the aftermath of an ensuing investigation, the 44-year-old New York teacher who sent it is now under arrest on 36 criminal charges, including a number of sex offenses.

New York man charged with drunk driving after fatal accident

It does not matter how safe of a driver a person is or how clear their driving record may be, there are often circumstances that are difficult to compensate for. For example, driving in the dark in the early morning hours could reduce a person's visibility, resulting in an accident. Although the cause of an accident in New York is unclear at this time, the driver has already been charged with drunk driving.

Police charge criminal offense for alleged hawking of iPhone

Is it illegal to buy Apple cell phones from an authorized Apple retailer and then turn around and sell them for a modest profit? The New York Police Department thinks so. The NYPD arrested a woman who stood in line for days with her husband to buy 12 cell phones at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store. The police arrested her for the criminal offense of operating as an unlicensed vendor, when she allegedly tried to sell one of her phones to an undercover police agent.