Cohoes PD seize 930 doses of heroin after executing search warrant; arrest 26-year-old

Albany County

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Cohoes Police seized a 930 doses of heroin packaged for sale, 29 grams of MDMA/ecstasy, and narcotic paraphernalia after an early morning domestic dispute led to a search warrant.

On May 25, Joel Polanco, 26, of Cohoes was arrested following a domestic dispute on Congress Street. It is alleged the defendant illegally entered the home, threatened the victim with a gun and also stole property. Subsequently, members of the Cohoes Police, along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, searched the residence and Polanco’s vehicle.  

Polanco was charged with the following:

  • Three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Class B Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree (Class A Felony)
  • Burglary in the First Degree (Class B Felony)
  • Robbery in the First Degree (Class B Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree (Class D Felony)
  • Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree (Class E Felony)
  • Criminal Contempt in the First Degree (Class E Felony)
  • Menacing in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Harassment in the Second Degree (Violation)

Polanco is being held at Cohoes Police Department pending arraignment.

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