TROY, N.Y. -- Complaints of drug activity in a south Troy neighborhood led to the arrest of three people.
Troy police say they were called to a neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, and although officers said they expected to observe and record suspicious activity, they instead uncovered and seized of a large amount of heroin.
Investigators observed an individual, known to use and possess heroin in the past, acting suspiciously, anxiously looking around and repeatedly using his cell phone. According to police, within a short time the subject was approached by two females and a hand-to-hand drug transaction occurred.
Investigators moved in on the three and secured a bag of rice which had been thrown to the ground by one of the female subjects. Inside the bag were 443 individual packets of heroin, and an additional 10 packets were thrown to the ground by the male subject.
Police arrested Jeanette Gomez, 34 of Second Street, Troy and charged her with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd-Degree, and two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd-Degree. Nelson Estrada, 67 of Griswold Heights, Troy was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th-Degree, and Krystal Acosta, 28 of Second Street, Troy was charged with Loitering in the 1st-Degree.
All three suspects were arrested without incident and will be arraigned this afternoon in Troy Police Court.
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