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November 18, 2013

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The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the state police at 561-7400. 

Former student charged with cocaine sale

On Nov. 7, Delaware County sheriff’s deputies arrested Gregory J. Nielsen, 20, of Port Jefferson, on a Delaware County grand jury sealed indictment charging him with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Nielsen, a former SUNY Delhi student, was accused of selling cocaine in the village of Delhi during February and March, deputies said. Deputies charged Nielsen in March charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after the execution of a search warrant at his residence that led to the seizure of cocaine, digital scales, marijuana and cash.

This month, Neilsen was arrested when he surrendered at the sheriff’s office, appearing with his attorney. Nielsen was arraigned before County Court Judge Carl F. Becker and was released on recognizance pending further court action.

Two charged with pot possession

Two East Worcester residents have been arrested on marijuana possession and other charges, state police at Oneonta said.

Elizabeth M. Roettger, 38, and Christopher A. Roettger, 40, were charged with unlawfully growing cannabis, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, more than 2 ounces, and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors, troopers said.

Elizabeth M. Roettger also was charged with grand larceny, a felony, troopers said in a media report.

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