Stillwater Police conduct one of their largest drug busts

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Updated: 2/22 3:45 pm

STILLWATER, N.Y. – Stillwater Police have announced the arrests of three people after an investigation into the sale of heroin in the Stillwater area.

According to authorities, search warrants and arrest warrants were executed during the early morning hours on Friday at two separate locations in the Saratoga Hills Mobile Home Park on County Route 76.

Stillwater Police say two people were taken into custody at 8 Birch Lane. Police say heroin, a large amount of money, and a weapon were found at the residence. A third person was located and taken into custody without incident by State Police in Johnsonville.

Basil Smith, 55, Brenda Smith, 59, and Michael Wescott, 38, were processed and arraigned in Stillwater Town Court. All three were then taken to Saratoga County jail without bail.

Basil Smith of 8 Birch Lane has been charged with four counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd , three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th .

Brenda Smith of 8 Birch Lane has been charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.

Wescott of 103 Elm Lane is charged with one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd and one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.

Stillwater Police say the investigation and resulting arrests led to 13 Class B Felony Charges and is one of the largest drug cases handled by the department.

The Stillwater Police Department was assisted by the Saratoga County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit, the New York State Police CNET Capital and SORT units and Saratoga County Probation.

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