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Drug investigation nets seven in Saratoga

Celena M. Rich, 31, of Jefferson Terrace in Saratoga Springs, was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, according to police reports.

Archie L. Burr, 36, of Vanderbilt Terrace in Saratoga Springs, was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, according to police reports.

Robin A. Robinson, aka Robin A. Lipkin, 29, of Vanderbilt Terrace in Saratoga Springs, was charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; one count of criminal possession

of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony; one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, according to police reports. Robinson was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a class D felony, because she was in possession of cocaine at the time of her arrest.

The Special Investigations Unit was assisted by members of the Criminal Investigation Unit, Patrol Division and Troy Police Department in executing the Felony Arrest Warrants, as well as the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority, according to information from the police department.

In May, Commissioner of Public Safety Richard Wirth attended a meeting of the residents in Jefferson and Vanderbilt Terrace and was told of their concerns regarding safety, violence and what appeared to be illegal narcotics issues, according to information from the police department. Upon conclusion of the meeting and informing the concerned residents he would look in to the issues, Wirth met with the supervisors of the Investigation Division Lt. Gregory Veitch and Sgt. John Catone and expressed the concerns of the residents.""

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