Another of the eight charged in a July drug raid in Hudson, was sentenced to prison Friday. 54 year old Donna VanAlstyne will spend the next two years behind bars. Her sentence was handed down in Columbia County Court. She still faces charges from a drug arrest in January.
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.