Updated 09/14/2012 06:49 PM
Police: Man had drugs, $115K in cash and guns
A drug bust in Troy leads to one of the largest cash seizures on record. Police tell our Brooke Selby they arrested a convicted criminal who was working too close to home.
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TROY, N.Y. -- A drug bust in Troy has lead to one of the largest cash seizures on record.
"They seized small amounts of crack-cocaine, powder cocaine, jewelry, but most substantially, over $115,000 in cash," explained Capt. John Cooney, Troy Police Department.
Jermaine Myers, 34, of Troy, is facing multiple charges of criminal possession of controlled substances. Myers was taken into custody at his childhood home where his parents were present at the time of his arrest, according to authorities.
This is not Myers' first offense, having made a career out of being a criminal.
"He has had at least 14 arrests over the last dozen or so years," noted Chief Richard McAvoy, Troy Police Department.
In addition to drugs, jewelry, and cash, guns were taken from the home.
"We took three long rifles from the property. Mr. Myers is a convicted felon, he's not supposed to be in a residence where they are," added McAvoy.
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for later this month, and Myers could face additional charges relating to firearms.