Hudson woman admits to drug sales

From Columbia County D.A’s Office:

Today in Court:

Donna Van Alstyne convicted by plea, as indicted, to three (3) Counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, Honorable Richard M. Koweek presiding. The Court will sentence Donna Van Alstyne on February 9, 2018.


Original press release

Operation “Blue Hammer” strikes at Columbia County drug dealers

Hudson, New York: Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, a multi-agency operation into illegal drug trafficking in Columbia County resulted in the arrest of eight individuals. Uniformed and Plain clothed officers from the City of Hudson Police Department, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police executed Superior Court arrest warrants along with local warrants targeting mid-level drug dealers in Columbia County.

The warrants are the result of a more than six month long investigation conducted by members of all agencies involved. Additionally agents from DEA Albany,DEA New York City, CNET Capital, Albany County Sheriff’s Office,Bethlemem Police Department as well as members of the Coumbia County Probation office all assisted in Operation Blue Hammer. Columbia County District Attorney Paul Czjka and his office were a part of this case from the beginging.

The following individuals were arrested as a result of this operation:

Donna J. VanAlstyne, age 53, of 525 State Street, Hudson, N.Y. was charged with three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, all class B Felonies. Arraigned in front of County Court Judge Nichols and remanded to the Columbia County Jail, no bail.

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