While the Capital District is in the middle of an apparent big heroin boom, the police are vigilant as ever to combat this ever-growing risk. 

APD

Mariba Lownes was arrested after what the Albany Police are calling a long-term narcotics investigation. The raid was conducted by the Albany Police Community Response Unit around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Some of the items allegedly seized in the raid include 90 grams of heroin, 109 grams of cocaine, 87 grams of MDMA and $2,000.

Lownes' charges include:

Three counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd, two counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, one count of Criminal Possession of a Hallucinogenic Substance 3rd, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd.

[APD]