COLONIE — Three people were arrested on Thursday, Feb. 13 after a citizen complained about prostitution activity.
According to Lt. Robert Winn, the citizen complained about a prostitute working out of the Sycamore Motel on Loudon Road.
Investigators tried unsuccessfully for two days to contact her, and when she did respond she informed them she had moved her business to the Golden Circle Motel, also on Loudon Road.
An undercover investigator arranged via text message to pay $100 to have sex with the suspect.
While the motel was under surveillance, investigators spotted two men exit the room and use drugs in the motel’s parking lot.
When police raided the room at around 11:45 p.m., they found Annie Emery, 36, of Glens Falls, allegedly in possession of heroin and discovered there was a warrant for her arrest out of Troy. She is charged with the misdemeanors of prostitution and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Glenn Massoth Jr., 31, of Waterford, and David Hopeck, 64, of Rensselaer, were arrested in the Golden Circle parking lot.
Police allegedly found a crack pipe on Hopeck and he stands charged with the misdemeanors of criminal possession of a controlled substance and loitering.
Massoth, Emery’s boyfriend, allegedly lied about his identity to prevent police from discovering there were warrants out for his arrest in Troy and Waterford.
He is charged with the misdemeanors of criminal impersonation and loitering.
The three were issued appearance tickets out of Colonie Town Court.