Drug raid in Troy involves multiple agencies

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TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Several people were arrested following a lengthy investigation Thursday night in the City of Troy.

Police say found 6.5 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, and more than $9,000 cash after search warrants were executed on about seven different locations on Tyler Street, 4th Street, 8th Street, 10th Street, 6th Avenue and 2nd Avenue.

Packaging for drugs, drug scales, and surveillance systems were also recovered.

The following individuals were arrested

  • Shaun Wilkinson, 39, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.
  • Christopher Ward, 39, of Troy, was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.
  • Howard Nedrick, 41, of Troy, was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.
  • Germaine Hargrove, 45, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.
  • Josh Foster Jr., 38, Troy, was charged with third-degree possession of marijuana, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, bench warrant for violation condition of sentence.
  • Shannon Dame, 39, Troy, was charged with third-degree possession of marijuana and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
  • Ron Roberts, 39, of Schenectady, N.Y., was charged with third-degree possession of marijuana.
  • James Moyotte, 47, of Troy, was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
  • Bobby Yarrell, 31, of Troy, was charged with fifth-degree possession of marijuana.
  • Leonard Jiles, 39, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged with warrant for violation of parole.

If you live in the area, you likely heard some of the commotion last night.

NEWS10 ABC got a number of calls at the station from viewers who reported hearing explosions and spotting low flying helicopters with their search lights on.

Those explosions were actually “flash bangs” or stun grenades.

They’re used by special tactical units during high-risk warrants.

The loud noise is meant to distract potentially dangerous individuals inside homes or buildings.

They deployed swat teams from the NYS Police, the FBI, Colonie PD, Rensselaer PD, Saratoga County and Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Departments.

Police said there were no reported injuries to any officers or suspects while carrying out the operation.

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