Scotia man arrested for narcotic and criminal impersonation charges

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jack C. Lather, 41, of Scotia for narcotic and criminal impersonation charges on Thursday.

Around 4:09 p.m., Albany County Sheriff’s Deputies were conducting a traffic stop in the area of Clinton Avenue and Ontario Street for a traffic violation, said Sheriff Apple.

Authorities say that investigation revealed that the driver, later identified as Lather, was in possession of fentanyl, a replica of a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent badge, and other DEA insignia.

Lather was charged with first-degree criminal impersonation, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and a traffic violation, said the Sheriff’s Office.

He was released on appearance tickets to appear in Albany City Criminal Court on April 3, 2024.