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Five Amsterdam residents arrested in drug raid

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Blazquez Blazquez
Martinez Martinez
Matos Matos
Alicea Alicea
Zwicker Zwicker

AMSTERDAM, NY (NEWS10) - Amsterdam police arrested five people after executing two search warrants, two arrest warrants and one bench warrant.

Police have been investigating drug sales in Amsterdam over four months.

During the service of warrants, a quantity of narcotics, a handgun, and cash were seized.

Search warrants were executed on Alexander Blazquez of Gorski Street and Rafael Alicea of Milton Avenue. Blazquez was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd and 4th, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Arrest warrants were executed on Christopher Martinez of 4251 Street Highway 30 and Ashley Zwicker of Elizabeth Street. Martinez was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance. Zwicker was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance.

A bench warrant was also executed. Christopher Matos of Forbes Street was arrested on an active bench warrant for failure to appear.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.

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