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Two charged after search turns up marijuana


HUDSON– Two city residents face drug charges following the execution of a Columbia County Court-issued search warrant at 228 State Street, apartment 3 at 10:11 a.m. April 28.

Police charged David Tomaso, 21, with third degree criminal possession of marijuana for allegedly having more than eight ounces and unlawful possession of marijuana for having an additional quantity.

Courtney Schiff-Holiday, 21, and Mr. Tomaso, who live in the apartment, were both charged with endangering the welfare of a child because a one-year-old child was in the residence.

Police seized just under a pound of marijuana, associated packaging material, digital scales and $1,461 in U.S. currency.

Mr. Tomaso was held pending arraignment in City Court.

Ms. Schiff-Holiday was released on an appearance ticket.

Members of the Hudson Police Special Operations Unit, with the assistance of detective and uniformed patrol members executed the search warrant.

Also assisting were the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office and the Columbia County Department of Social Services.

*James B. Brown, 45, of Hudson was charged with fifth degree criminal possession of stolen property by Hudson Police Officer Shane Bower, May 3 at 1:49 p.m.

Mr. Brown was charged on an arrest warrant after police say he was found to have a stolen HP laptop computer which was reported stolen during  the burglary of an apartment on the 300 block of State Street. The burglary was reported to Hudson Police December 30, 2009.

Police say Mr. Brown allegedly intend to sell the stolen computer to another person for $130 in August 2010 impeding the recovery by the owner. Police recovered the computer. The investigation was conducted by Officer Dean Rowe assisted by Officer Shane Bower. The burglary investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on this or any other crime is urged to contact police at (518) 828-3388.

To contact Diane Valden email dvalden@columbiapaper.com

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