4 Bisco-related arrests reported
MARIAVILLE State Police made four Camp Bisco-related drug arrests on the weekend, with two stemming from careless texting habits by motorists.
Troopers stopped 32-year-old Randy Doviak of Kimball, Mich., for allegedly texting while driving through Duanesburg, only to find hashish in his vehicle. While being questioned, police said in a news release, Doviak admitted to leaving his eight- and 13-year-old sons unattended in a Schenectady hotel while he delivered drugs to the Camp Bisco music festival at Indian Lookout Country Club.
Troopers immediately went to the Holiday Inn on Nott Terrace in the city to check on the welfare of the children. They found the boys unharmed in a room with more drugs. Child Protective Services made arrangements for their care.
Doviak was charged with fourth- and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana, along with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Duanesburg Town Court and sent to the Schenectady County Jail with no bail.
Justin Ellenberg, 21, of Avon, Conn., was also arrest following a texting stop. Upon investigation, troopers found Ellenberg was headed to Camp Bisco with psilocybin mushrooms, ecstasy, LSD and marijuana.
He faces three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
State Police also made two other drug arrests over the weekend.
Troopers picked up 20-year-old Rachel Costa, of Carmel, on the road to Camp Bisco. Police said she was in the area with friends for the festival.
Following a traffic stop in Rotterdam, Costa was found to be in possession of ecstasy and a marijuana pipe. She faces charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
State police received a tip that 22-year-old Donald Mitchell, of Arlington, Va., was carrying a back pack stocked with drugs.
Troopers located Mitchell walking along Batter Street just outside the Indian Lookout Country Club. Prompted by a canine unit, they search his back pack, finding ketamine, ecstasy, LSD, and $1,895 in cash.
Mitchell faces third-, fourth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charges. He was arraigned in Rotterdam Town Court and sent to the Schenectady County Jail on $15,000 bail.