Police: Drugs and Sex Both Sold at Cohoes Apartment

Police say sex and drugs were both sold a Cohoes apartment.

A narcotics investigation has ended with 40 year old Matthew Kirshner charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Kirshner was selling heroin which was laced with a high concentration of fentanyl.  Fentanyl, according to authorities, is up to 50 times more potent than heroin.

Apple says that wasn't the only illegal trade going on at 136 Main Street in Cohoes.  Investigators conducted surveillance and observed people coming and going from the location day and night. Investigators say they were able to purchase drugs from Kirshner, and they say when they executed the search warrant, they found a room in the apartment which was set up both for addicts to shoot up and as a "prostitution den." 

Albany County has a Tip Line at 518-720-8075.  Sheriff Apple encourages anyone who believes that there is drug activity going on in their neighborhood to notify his department.

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Kirshner photo provided by Albany County Sheriff's Department

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