Police: Columbia County man distributed narcotics in Saratoga Springs area

Saratoga Springs Police have arrested a Columbia County man for allegedly distributing narcotics in and around the city.

Thomas Bayer, 58, of Ghent, has been charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Bayer was picked up Oct. 6 on an arrest warrant. He was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and released without bail. He is due back in court on Dec. 14.

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Officer Narcotics Unit, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Capital District Task Force assisted in the investigation.