APD arrest man for selling drugs

Friday, September 30, 2016 - Updated: 10:33 AM

STAFF REPORT

Amsterdam police arrested a man following an investigation into drug sales, according to the Amssterdam Police Department.

Steven Antonio Carrero was charged Wednesday with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony, and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Police observed a 2004 BMW traveling east on Route 5 in the city and recognized Carrero as the driver. The patrol officers were aware Carrero was being sought by Amsterdam detectives as part of an ongoing investigation into drug sales within the city.

Upon taking him into custody, Carrero was allegedly found to be in possession of a small glassine envelope containing a powdery substance, which reportedly tested positive for heroin.

Carrero was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court and remanded to the Montgomery County jail.

The investigation was conducted by the Amsterdam Police Department, New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and Montgomery County District Attorney James Conboy.