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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Former upstate NY police chief faces drug charges

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — A former Schenectady police chief has been charged with conspiring to distribute drugs in upstate New York. Gregory Kaczmarek (KAZ'-mar-ack) was arraigned along with his wife on a second-degree conspiracy charge Thursday. The Kaczmareks are also charged with multiple counts of felony cocaine possession and conspiracy to sell marijuana.
Lisa Kaczmarek was charged earlier this year after a state investigation that also led to the arrest of her son and more than 20 other people. Authorities say they picked up drugs on Long Island and sold them in the Albany area. When Kaczmarek was named chief in 1996, he met with reporters to deny rumors he used cocaine. He retired in 2002 amid a corruption scandal.
The Kaczmareks declined to comment Thursday morning.