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DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 30th, 2004 / 05:20 PM
SUBJECT:5 ARRESTED IN UNDERCOVER DRUG OPERATION

On Friday, members of the Schenectady Police Department’s Vice Squad and Patrol Division – in conjunction with New York State Police CNET-Capital – conducted another undercover initiative that targeted street-level drug dealers in the Hamilton Hill and Vale neighborhoods.

As a result, the following people were arrested for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance-3rd degree (CSCS) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance-3rd degree (CPCS):

* Byron A. Brown, 24, 547 Mumford Street, Schenectady

* Gloria D. Bullock, 40, 133 Duane Avenue, Schenectady

* Sonya Owens, 34, 958 Emmett Street, Schenectady

* Marvin E. Thomas, 38, 248 Union Street, Schenectady

* Rena S. Davis, 540 Summit Avenue, Schenectady was arrested and charged w/ CPCS-3rd and CPCS-5th.

These initiatives are conducted as part of the Department’s continuing efforts to thwart illegal drug activity – and curtail the violence frequently connected to it – in order to improve the quality of life for the residents of these neighborhoods.