After a month’s long investigation which involved Rensselaer City Police and New York State Police, a Rensselaer man has been arrested for allegedly running what authorities are calling a “brisk” cocaine business.

East Greenbush Police Department

George A. Cotugno was accused of repeatedly taking and filling orders for cocaine from people that he knew.

In a press release from the East Greenbush Police Department, on Friday afternoon, Cotugno was charged with five Felony Counts Of Criminal Sale Of A Controlled Substance. He was arraigned by East Greenbush Town Justice Kevin Engle and sent to the Rennselaer County Jail. Cotugno is due back in court on March 20 to resume his court case.