GLENS FALLS — Four people were arrested on drug-related charges Wednesday morning after a police raid at a home two doors away from Glens Falls High School, police said.

The search of 1 Cortland St. came as police investigated allegations that heroin and cocaine were being sold from the home, authorities said.

A search led to the seizure of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, and felony and misdemeanor charges against the man who lives at the home, according to Glens Falls Police.

The school complex, located just across Sherman Avenue from the home, and adjacent church were notified ahead of the raid that there would be police activity in the area, and that they should lock their doors, Glens Falls Police Detective Lt. Peter Casertino said.

“As a precaution, we contacted the school and church so they could go into lockdown,” he said.

According to police, charged were:

Jacob G. Liebig, 25, who lives at 1 Cortland. He was charged with felony criminal nuisance and misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Police said he had cocaine and a scale to weigh it, and the felony charge accuses him of allowing his home to be used for drug activity.

Brodice Lawson, 35, of Utica, charged with misdemeanor counts of loitering and criminal possession of a controlled substance, and jailed on a parole violation warrant. He was pulled over in a car moments after he drove away from the home, and is a three-time felon with convictions in central New York for drug, weapons and robbery counts, state corrections records show.

Timothy E. Pohl, 39, of Queensbury, charged with misdemeanor counts of loitering and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Shania E. Holden, 22, of Fort Ann, charged with misdemeanor counts of loitering and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Lawson was sent to Warren County Jail, while the other three suspects were released pending prosecution in Glens Falls City Court.

Additional charges are likely.

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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