15 May 2020

Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander

Catskill, New York – On May 14, 2020, the New York State Police Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team in conjunction with the State Police from SP Catskill and the Catskill Police Department arrested Ashawn C. Abbott, age 44, of Catskill, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, a class B felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree with intent to sell, a class D felony, of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, both class A misdemeanors.

Due to a Troop K VGNET investigation a search warrant for a residence in the village of Catskill was obtained from the Columbia County Court.  On May 14, 2020, the search warrant was executed in Catskill with the Troop F VGNET, SP Catskill Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the State Police Special Operations and Response Team, and the Catskill Police Department.  Approximately 70 grams of cocaine, 4 grams of Oxycodone, and over $1500.00 were seized as a result.

Abbott was arraigned virtually before the Columbia County Court, and remanded to the Albany County Jail. 


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