LAKE GEORGE -- The co-owner of a Lake George restaurant and former college soccer coach was arrested Monday for allegedly selling cocaine on the restaurant property during a police investigation, authorities said.
Charles J. Curto, 55, of Schenectady was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
His family operates Sicilian Spaghetti House and Pizzeria on Canada Street, and police said the alleged drug sale took place behind the restaurant. Police began investigating Curto’s activities after receiving information in late 2010 that he was involved in drug sales, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Curto is also a former men’s soccer coach at Siena College, officials said.
He is free on his own recognizance pending prosecution in Warren County Court.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit handled the case.