Malone Village Police, with the assistance of the state police’s Special Operations Response Team, searched a residence on Spaulding Ave., after a two month investigation into street level drug dealing, which led to the arrest of two Malone residents. Alexander Violo/Malone Telegram

MALONE — Two Malone residents face multiple charges after a search warrant was executed at a residence on Spaulding Avenue, Friday.

As a result of the police search, Marcel Cox, 36, of Malone, and Brittany Gonyea, 35, of Malone, were arrested.

Malone Village Police, with the assistance of the state police’s Special Operations Response Team, searched the residence at 6 Spaulding Ave., after a two month investigation into street level drug dealing, according to an email from Malone Village Police Chief Christopher Premo.

Law enforcement officials located a loaded 45-70 caliber rifle, numerous bags of heroin, and $4,546 in U.S. Currency, according to Premo’s email, which states numerous prescription pills, which the building’s residents did not have a prescription for, were also found during the execution of the search warrant.

Cox faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon, with a previous felony conviction, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and charges of endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, according to Premo’s email.

Gonyea faces two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, in addition to charges of criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, according to Premo’s email.

Both Cox and Gonyea were arraigned before Malone Town Court and released on their own recognizance.

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