HUDSON — Three people are in custody after a drug raid in the city Thursday night, police said.
Renell “Pookie” Harrington, 65; Rebecca Lynn Cook, 50; and Mitchell Brandow, 58, of State Street, were arrested and charged after the raid at Harrington and Cook’s home at 10 Frederick St., according to a statement from Hudson police.
Harrington and Cook were charged with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; after police allegedly found cocaine and methamphetamine at the scene.
Brandow was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor. He is accused of having a small amount of crack cocaine, police said.
The raid was part of ongoing efforts by city police to address open drug dealing in Hudson, Chief L. Edward Moore said in a statement Friday.
“The investigation was thorough and well-planned,” Moore said. “The execution of the warrant went smoothly. The discovery of meth here has our attention.”
Harrington’s bail was set at $5,000. Cook was released on her own recognizance. Brandow was issued a court appearance ticket.
The city police’s detective unit spearheaded the month-long investigation and received assistance Thursday from deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police troopers in addition to Assistant Columbia County District Attorney Joyce Crawford.