Five Arrested in Downtown Binghamton Drug Raids
Two SWAT teams assisted investigators in executing warrants at two Binghamton apartment houses that resulted in five people being charged.
Authorities say the raids occurred Tuesday at neighboring buildings at 127 and 129 Susquehanna Street.
Police seized crack cocaine, marijuana and $834 in suspected drug proceeds.
Mayor Richard David held a news conference in late 2016 to announce condemnation proceedings because of health and safety concerns at 129 Susquehanna Street.
Investigators say 54-year-old Carlos Ramsey faces several charges, including felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. Two teenage suspects face similar charges. Those three suspects were sent to Broome County Jail after they were arraigned.
Police say 48-year-old Reynaldo Santiago and 35-year-old Rosa Alicea were charged with criminal nuisance. They were released on appearance tickets.
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