Two Grooms at Saratoga Arrested for Felony Cocaine Possession


Sarah Andrew


Two licensed grooms were arrested Thursday on felony charges of cocaine possession and intent to sell after a police investigation of the Saratoga Race Course backstretch.

The Saratoga Springs Police Department's Special Investigations Unit–who worked in tandem with the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office and New York Racing Association (NYRA) security–arrested Jose Hidalgo, 59, and Guadalupe Montesdecoa-Aguilar, 36, for possession of
over 200 grams of cocaine.

According to the Times-Union, the employees have worked for trainer Charlton Baker, who is not implicated in any criminal activity.
Hidalgo and Montesdecoa-Aguilar have been arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and held without bail, according to police.

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