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State police: Two arrested after Columbia Street raid

October 9, 2019 05:43 pm

HUDSON — An accused Columbia County drug dealer is being held in jail on $25,000 bail after he was found with crack cocaine and an Albany County man was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice in a morning raid, police said Wednesday.

Police conducted an early raid at about 4:30 a.m. at a home on Columbia Street on Tuesday before making their arrests.

Aaron L. Lomax, 29, of Hudson, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony; fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia; a class A misdemeanor, according to a statement from state police.

Lomax was in possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Lakuan Deleon, 25, of Ravena, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a class E felony; and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. Deleon was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice out of state, state police said.

Deleon’s arrest and arraignment were handled by the Hudson Police Department.

Deleon was apprehended by Hudson police after he allegedly stole a wallet and was in possession of a small amount of cocaine. Deleon also had several out-of-state arrest warrants, Hudson police said. He is due back in court Thursday. Deleon pleaded not guilty to the city charges, according to court records.

Hudson City Judge Brian Herman ordered Lomax to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Lomax is due back in city court on Monday.

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