I told you not to think the Albany County Sheriff’s Department is sleeping, they definitely are not. 32-year old Timothy Perales is living proof that they are still scrutinizing our behavior. The sheriff's department investigated him for two months, and they came up with a big drug bust.

According to News 10, Timothy P. Perales was the subject of a two-month-long narcotics investigation. On Wednesday members of the sheriff's department arrested him at his North Allen Street home where they discovered cash and a whole lot of drugs.

Officers from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office report that they executed a search warrant on Mr. Perales’ home on Wednesday and confiscated drugs and money. They got an undisclosed amount of scheduled/control pills, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, 2 pounds of marijuana, digital scales, packaging materials, and $4500 in cash.

Mr. Perale was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, not in the original container, two counts of second degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, five counts of 7th-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, 3rd and 4th-degree possession of a controlled substance, a single count of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. That’s five felonies, seven misdemeanors, and two other violations.

According to New York’s sentencing guidelines, Mr. Perales could do 61 years in prison if he got convicted for all of these charges. Mr. Perale was arraigned at the Albany County Court. Even with all of these charges and the prison time that he could receive, Mr. Perales was still released on his own recognizance.

Please don’t think that this is a time to get yourself locked up. COVID-19 is still running rampant and prison is not the place to be right now.

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