Three local business employees face felony charges
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany County Sheriff's Office arrested
three subjects on drug, weapon, and forged instrument charges after investigators
executed a search warrant at Spike's Auto Sales, located at 239 River Road.
Over the period of two months, Sheriff's Investigators
conducted an investigation into the illegal sale of 2013 and 2014 forged New
York State Inspection stickers. During the investigation, a confidential
informant purchased three forged New York State inspection stickers, ranging
from $40 to $80, from 48-year-old Spero Damopoulos, of 239 River Road in
While conducting a search of the business, investigators
recovered approximately 50 forged New York State inspection stickers, as well
as four chuka sticks, also known as nunchakus, and hydrocodone tablets.
Police arrested Spero Damopoulos, Nicholas I. Damopoulos, 47,
of 75 Jackson Avenue in Schenectady, and Mary Labatte, 32, of 26 Fenway Drive
and charged them each with Criminal Possession of a Forged
Instrument, a felony, Criminal Possession of Weapon, also a felony, and
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor.
Spero and Nicholas Damopoulos were arraigned in the Town of
Bethlehem Court and remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility in lieu
of $15,000 bail each.
Mary Labatte was released on an appearance ticket to appear
in the Town of Bethlehem Court.
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