Police: Man caught in sex sting
COLONIE — A Lake Luzerne man was arrested Friday after he drove to Colonie to meet who he believed was a young girl for sex, police said.
Kevin S. Mulcahy, 31, was charged with attempted second-degree rape, a felony, and misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute, according to State Police.
He was accused of seeking to have sex with a child under the age of 15, the charges allege. He was arraigned and sent to Albany County Jail for lack of bail, but had posted bond and was released as of Wednesday.
Mulcahy was arrested after a sting that involved State Police investigators from the Computer Crimes Unit, Latham station and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The arrest comes two weeks after seven men were arrested in a similar sting in Hudson Falls.
State Police make pot seizure
BOLTON — For the third time in less than a month, State Police intercepted a large marijuana delivery during a traffic stop on the Northway on Tuesday.
Two residents of northern New York were arrested after troopers pulled over a pickup truck for a lane change violation, and smelled marijuana, according to police.
Officers discovered a hidden compartment in the vehicle where over 80 pounds of the illegal greenery was hidden, leading to felony counts of first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and conspiracy against Hunter J. Casey, 37, and Heather L. Mitchell, 37, both of Akwesasne, records show.
Akwesasne is a village located on the American Indian reservation of the same name, located on the Canadian border near the St. Lawrence River.
State troopers seized 180 pounds and 116 pounds during separate stops on the Northway in Warren County last month that led to four other arrests, two Canadians and two Franklin County residents.
Both were arraigned and Casey was sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail, while Mitchell was released.
Man pleads guilty in drug case
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QUEENSBURY — A Fort Ann man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge for possessing cocaine last month in Queensbury.
Chad D. Cody, 37, of Catherine Street, pleaded guilty to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with his July 20 arrest in the parking lot of a shopping center in Queensbury, court records show.
Records show he met a man in the parking lot to sell cocaine, and he had hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana as well.
Cody, who has a prior felony drug conviction for a 2009 crack cocaine sale in Glens Falls, was placed on one year of interim probation by Warren County Judge John Hall. If he does well, he will be sentenced to 5 years on probation.
If not, he faces up to 12 years in state prison.
Police: Man had illegal switchblade
ARGYLE — A Glens Falls man was arrested Tuesday after he was found to have an illegal switchblade knife during a traffic stop on Route 40, according to State Police.
Logan L. Huff, 31, was charged after a vehicle he was in was stopped for a traffic violation just before noon on Tuesday, officials said.
He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor, and non-criminal unlawful possession of marijuana, and released pending prosecution in Argyle Town Court.
Tickets to be issued for brush fire
HARTFORD — Firefighters from around Washington County put out a large brush fire in fields off Route 40 on Tuesday afternoon.
The fire started in a field off the highway between Coach and Shine Hill roads around 2:30 p.m. Firefighters from Hartford, Argyle, North Granville and Fort Ann were called to the scene as of 2:15 p.m., along with state forest rangers. They remained on the scene until nearly 6 p.m.
No structures had been damaged or injuries reported. State Forest Ranger Lt. John Solan said 7 acres burned, and a local resident’s illegal burning of material started the fire. Tickets would be issued for illegal burning.
Dry conditions have played a part in a number of brush and wildfires around the region in recent days.