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ALBANY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

County Court House Albany, New York 12207 (518) 487-5400
WWW.ALBANYCOUNTYSHERIFF.COM

WILLIAM C. COX
UNDERSHERIFF

CRAIG D. APPLE, SR.
SHERIFF

PAUL M. COURCELLE
CHIEF DEPUTY

MICHAEL S. MONTELEONE
CHIEF DEPUTY

KERRY B. THOMPSON
CHIEF DEPUTY

PRESS RELEASE
Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr. reports the arrest of an Albany City resident for felony drug charges. The arrest took place on Thursday February 6, 2014 at the Days Inn and Suites located in the Town of Bethlehem, where the subject was staying and selling narcotics. Sheriff’s Investigators received information from a confidential informant that Bryan J. Craig (33) of Albany, was staying at the Days Inn and Suites located at 15 Frontage Road in the Town of Bethlehem and that he was selling heroin out of his room. Investigators contacted the Town of Bethlehem Police Department who had also developed information relative to Mr. Craig. Members from the Albany County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit conducted surveillance on the Days Inn and Suites and observed subjects entering and exiting Mr. Craig’s room. The subjects were followed to a nearby parking lot and when Investigators approached the vehicle, they found the occupants with hypodermic needles containing heroin preparing to inject the substance into their arms. Sheriff’s Investigators conducted a background inquiry into Bryan J. Craig and found that he had an extensive criminal history involving felony drug and weapons charges. Due to the violent nature of his history, the Albany County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) was utilized to execute a search warrant at the Days Inn Suites. Sheriff’s Investigators along with agents from Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Town of Bethlehem Police Department assisted with the search of Mr. Craig’s room. During the search, over 10 grams of heroin along with drug paraphernalia and large amount of currency was located. Investigators also located a female, Jessica L. Jackson (22) of Albany inside the hotel room. Bryan J. Craig was charged with Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree a class “B” felony, Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 4th degree a class “C” felony, Conspiracy in the 4th degree a class “E” felony and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree a class “A” misdemeanor. Jessica L. Jackson was charged with Conspiracy in the 4th degree a class “E” felony, Criminal possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree a class “A” misdemeanor and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation. Bryan J. Craig was arraigned in the Town of Bethlehem Court by the Honorable Ryan Donavan and was remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility with no bail pending a future court date. Jessica L. Jackson was also arraigned and was remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility pending $10,000 cash or $10,000 bond.