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Police: Person of interest in narcotics investigation arrested on seven felony charges

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A Schenectady man, believed by authorities to have been supplying drugs in different areas of Saratoga Springs was arrested Wednesday night.

According to police, around 8p.m. Wednesday, a traffic stop was conducted on Lincoln Avenue by three law enforcement agencies.

Authorities say Michael Parker, 28, was the operator of the vehicle and is known as a person of interest in an on-going narcotics investigations.  The Saratoga Springs Police Department Special Investigation Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigation Unit and NYSP Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) believe Parker has been supplying powder and crack cocaine on a weekly basis in the city from Schenectady.

Parker was positively identified and was arrested and now faces seven felony charges and one violation.

Those charges are three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

He was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and was sent to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. 

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