Man arrested in drug investigation

Fernando Santiago

AMSTERDAM — On Wednesday at 3:46 p.m., Amsterdam detectives and police officers arrested Fernando Santiago, 59, of 243 ½ E. Main St. on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony.

Police said Santiago’s arrest is part of an on-going investigation into drug sales in the city of Amsterdam.

The investigation is being conducted with the assistance of the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli P. McCoski.

Santiago was arraigned in Amsterdam City Court by Judge Lisa Lorman and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.