Amsterdam man wanted on Pa. parole warrant arrested for drug charges

Israel Ruiz (Amsterdam PD)

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) – An Amsterdam man was arrested on drug charges while he was wanted on a parole warrant in Pennsylvania.

Israel Ruiz, of Amsterdam, was wanted on a felony parole warrant in Pennsylvania. Police said he was spotted in the East Main Street area of the city on Wednesday.

A detective patrolling the area spotted Ruiz as a passenger in a vehicle. According to police, Ruiz fled when he saw police approaching the vehicle.

The 25-year-old was caught after a foot chase. During his arrest, he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of heroin packaged for sale and cash.

He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Resisting Arrest.

He was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court and sent to the Montgomery County Jail without bail.

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