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Saratoga Co. Sheriff’s Deputy arrested in FBI sting granted bail

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- A Saratoga County Sheriff's Deputy appeared in court to face charges related to the transfer of drugs, and was granted bail.

Charles Fuller, 46, was arrested after an FBI sting. A federal judge granted bail for Fuller on Monday.

According to officials, an undercover informant allegedly paid Fuller thousands of dollars in cash to drive him from Albany to Warren County to make drug deliveries.

The FBI, working with a confidential source, arranged for a controlled delivery by Fuller of what was purported to be 250 grams of cocaine, according to court documents.

The FBI said he met the informant in Albany County with an understanding that the source was carrying one kilogram of cocaine and money.

Court documents show Fuller's involvement was to drive and protect the source from Albany County to Warren County after he picked up the cocaine.

Federal agents set up surveillance in the area of the meeting locations for that ride, and provided the informant with recording devices.

"I know. You get $4 a gram so we got like a quarter a key here so you got hooked up. Ok. Alright so. Here it is so where do you want it?" asked the informant.

"In my greedy little hand," replied Fuller, according to the FBI.

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael H. Zurlo said no other officers were involved in drug trafficking.

"I've been in contact with the FBI over the course of this investigation and feel confident that there are no other members of the department involved in this," he said.

Fuller has been employed by the department since May of 1988. He faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5 million.

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