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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 / 03:30 PM
SUBJECT:UNION COLLEGE STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR MARIHUANA DEALING

Two Union College students were arrested this morning as a result of a joint undercover investigation conducted over the past several months by the Department’s Vice Squad and New York State Police C-NET Capital that targeted marihuana dealing on and around campus.

Richard Valentas and Jonah Silk, both 21-years-old, were charged in separate indictments with selling and possessing marihuana. Both ran separate marihuana dealing operations.

Valentas – who lives on campus and is from East Haven, Connecticut – is charged with the felonies of Criminal Sale of Marihuana-3rd degree and Criminal Possession of Marihuana-4th, and the misdemeanors of CSM-4th and CPM-5th.

Silk – who lives at 1050 Park Avenue and is from Woodbridge, Connecticut – is charged with the felonies of CSM-2nd and CSM-3rd, and the misdemeanors of CPM-4th and CPM-5th.

They were apprehended at their Schenectady residences, arraigned in Supreme Court and remanded to the Schenectady County Jail.