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Utica man facing list of drug, weapon charges

32-year-old Rashleigh Austin of Utica (Photo provided by the Utica Police Department)

A Utica man is facing a list of drug and weapon charges following an apartment search, according to the Utica Police Department.

Posted: Mar. 12, 2018 11:45 AM

UTICA – A Utica man is facing a list of drug and weapon charges following an apartment search, according to the Utica Police Department.

On March 8, Utica police executed a search warrant a 38 Scott St., Apt. 2E in Utica. Police say the search was part of an extensive investigation into the possession and sale of illegal narcotics.

During the search police say they found a significant quantity of heroin and cocaine, a quantity of marijuana and an illegal semi-automatic handgun.

Rashleigh Austin, 32, is charged with the following:

- Two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony) 
- Two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Felony)
- Three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (Misdemeanor)
- Three counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia – scales, packaging, diluents (Misdemeanor)
- Fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana (Misdemeanor)

- Two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (Felony)
- Fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon (Misdemeanor)

Austin is currently being held at the Oneida County Jail.

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