Thousands of dollars in drugs off Oneonta streets

By Matt Hicks

Thousands of dollars in drugs off Oneonta streets

August 26, 2013 Updated Aug 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM EDT

Oneonta, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A month-long drug investigation ends with the arrest of two couples -- one of which was found with more than $20,000 worth of drugs in their home.

Roy Dejesus Young, 26, and Kristen Lynn Rudnitsky, 23, were arrested early Saturday after a no-knock search warrant was executed at their Oneonta home.

Inside, Otsego County investigators said they found $11,220 worth of heroin and $10,220 worth of cocaine, in addition to nearly $450 worth of marijuana and more than $5,000 in cash.

Deputies said Young is a convicted felon from a previous drug arrest.

Young and Rudnitsky were both sent to the Otsego County Jail on $35,000 and $15,000 cash bail, respectively.

Deputies also arrested Michel Steven Harabet, 43, and Melissa Rotolo, 40, both of Oneonta, as part of the investigation.

Investigators said they found the couple Saturday afternoon along Gardner Place with $2,000 worth of crack-cocaine.

They were both taken to the Otsego County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.

All four people will return to Oneonta City Court Tuesday morning for further proceedings.

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