453 packets of heroin seized in Troy drug bust

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TROY, N.Y. — Complaints
of drug activity in a south Troy neighborhood led to the arrest of three
people.

Troy police say they were
called to a neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, and although officers said they
expected to observe and record suspicious activity, they instead uncovered and
seized of a large amount of heroin.

Investigators observed an individual, known to use and
possess heroin in the past, acting suspiciously, anxiously looking around and
repeatedly using his cell phone. According to police, within a short time the
subject was approached by two females and a hand-to-hand drug transaction
occurred.

Investigators moved in on the three and secured a bag of
rice which had been thrown to the ground by one of the female subjects. Inside
the bag were 443 individual packets of heroin, and an additional 10 packets
were thrown to the ground by the male subject.

Police arrested Jeanette Gomez, 34 of Second Street, Troy
and charged her with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd-Degree,
and two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd-Degree.
Nelson Estrada, 67 of Griswold Heights, Troy was charged with Criminal
Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th-Degree, and Krystal
Acosta, 28 of Second Street, Troy was charged with Loitering in the 1st-Degree.

All three suspects were arrested without incident and
will be arraigned this afternoon in Troy Police Court.

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