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Three local business employees face felony charges

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Spero Damopoulas Spero Damopoulas
Nicholas Damopoulas Nicholas Damopoulas
Mary Labette Mary Labette

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 Glenmont. 

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 in Loudonville,

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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