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Four Greene County Residents Arrested after a Month Long Investigation into Illegal Drug Sales

VANESSA RIDLEY


May 16, 2012

Catskill, NY - On Wednesday, May 16, 2012, the New York State Police in Catskill, the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force, the New York State Division of Parole and the Village of Catskill Police Department concluded a month long investigation into cocaine and crack cocaine sales in Greene County.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. three search warrants were executed in the County. Two of the residences were in the town of Catskill and one was in the village of Athens. The search warrants were executed by three separate State Police Special Operations Response Teams (SORT). The locations searched were:

ANTHONY M. BEAU, 35, and CARMEN D. CRUZADO, 29, both of 109 North Washington Street, Apt #2, Athens, N.Y. were each charged with:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, a class B Felony
Criminal possession of Stolen Property in the 5th Degree, a class A Misdemeanor
Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, a class A Misdemeanor
Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation

VANESSA RIDLEY, 21, of Apartment #33 Meadow Woods Apartments, St-385 Catskill, N.Y. was charged with:

Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree, a class A-II Felony
Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 2nd Degree, a class D Felony
Criminal possession of a Controlled Substance, a class A Misdemeanor
Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, a class A Misdemeanor
Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a class A Misdemeanor

CLIFFORD ROBINSON, 37, of Apartment #1 Catskill Country Apartments, State Route 23A Catskill, N.Y. was charged with:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree a class B Felony
Criminal use of Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, a class A Misdemeanor
Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation

Each of the defendants were arraigned before Town of Catskill Justice William Wooten. ANTHONY BEAU, CLIFFORD ROBINSON, and VANESSA RIDLEY were each remanded to the Greene County Jail without bail. CARMEN CRUZADO was remanded to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

The New York State Police, CDDETF, New York State Division of Parole, and the Village of Catskill Police Department were assisted during this investigation by Greene County District Attorney Terry Wilhelm, the village of Athens Police Department, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department.