Heroin found in motel raid; 4 arrested
SCHENECTADY Police found a large amount of heroin in a raid on a room at the Scottish Chalet Monday morning, they said.
Officers were first tipped off by word that a parole absconder might be renting a room at the State Street hotel.
They found the man, Calvin Constantopoulos, 22, along with two other men and a woman.
When they searched Constantopoulos, police said, they found heroin. So they got a warrant and searched the entire room.
They found “a large quantity of heroin” and money, they said.
They charged all four occupants with possession of heroin, a high-level felony.
In addition to Constantopoulos, police charged Bonito Dawson, 21; Michaela Landaverde, 22; and Raul Baez, 24.
Constantopoulos also faces charges from a pervious incident in which police say he hit an officer with his car while fleeing a traffic stop. Police said he ran as soon as he was asked for identification.
The officer was uninjured. Following Monday’s arrest, officers are processing charges for that incident.