Albany man arrested on multiple charges in Saugerties

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SAUGERTIES – A 32-year-old Albany man was arrested by Saugerties Police following a check of a suspicious person in the parking lot of the Stewarts Shop on Route 212 in the Town of Saugerties.

Joshua Allen was charged with three misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Allen was arrested following a search of his car by a Saugerties Police K-9 unit. The K-9 detected narcotics in a backpack that Allen had in his vehicle. He was also found in possession of several glassine packets containing a narcotic drug as well as hypodermics and other drug paraphernalia.

Allen was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Saugerties Justice Court at a later date.