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Amsterdam police arrest 5 after execution of search and arrest warrants

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Michael Quinones Michael Quinones
Pedro Rosado and Michelle Abatecola Pedro Rosado and Michelle Abatecola
Andrew Joseph and Beverly Singletary Andrew Joseph and Beverly Singletary

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. –  On Friday morning Amsterdam Police arrested 5 people after executing one search warrant and four arrest warrants.

The search warrant was issued at 68 Grove Street.  Authorities say they arrested Michael Quinones, 28, and charged him with of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.  They say Quinones was found with about one ounce of powder and crack cocaine, about $3,200 cash, and a number of prescription pills.

The four arrest warrants led to the arrests of Andrew Joseph, 34, Beverly Singletary, 48, Pedro Rosado, 20, and Michelle Abatecola, 41.  All four have been charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance related to cocaine or crack cocaine sales.

All five defendants are scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.

Amsterdam police say one more arrest for a person who was not located is pending.

The execution of these warrants was part of a joint effort with Amsterdam Police, the NYS Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and the Regional SWAT Team.

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