05 November 2022
Major Jeffrey A. VanAuken
Troop C Commander

Numerous arrests and drugs were seized after search warrants were executed at Budget Inn Motel in the town of Oneonta.  An investigation conducted by Troop C Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team and the City of Oneonta Police Department began after numerous complaints of drug activity and overdose investigations.  
Members of Troop C VGNET (Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team) and the Oneonta Police Department with the assistance of  CSU (Community Stabilization Unit), Troop C CTIU (Counter Intelligence Unit, members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Uniform Members, members of SORT (Special Operations Response Team) and the City of Oneonta Police Department executed numerous search warrants on November 3 and November 4, 2022 at the Budget Inn Motel located on State Route 23 in the town of Oneonta.  
Subsequent to these search warrants nine individuals were arrested for charges including A-II Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, B Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, E Felony Criminal Nuisance in the first degree and A Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass in the second degree.  
Items seized included:
•    Approximately 14 grams of methamphetamine
•    Approximately 3.5 grams of cocaine
•    Approximately 130 grams of heroin/fentanyl
•    Approximately 5 grams of crack cocaine
•    Approximately 100 individual glassine envelopes of heroin packaged for sale
•    Approximately 86.5 grams of ecstasy pills
•    Approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine/fentanyl
•    Syringes loaded with heroin/fentanyl
•    Suboxone strips
•    Clonazepam pills
•    Unidentified pills 
•    Packaging materials and scales
The investigation is on-going.  

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