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For Release: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DEC Police Investigation Leads to Weapons & Drug Arrests for Two Fulton County Men

On October 24, 2013, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police and New York State Police arrested two Fulton County men on a dozen different charges, including two felony weapons and drug charges.

After an investigation, Environmental Conservation Police charged Todd M. Harwood, 35, of Gloversville, NY, with five misdemeanors - three counts of illegally killing a deer and one count each of possessing a pistol while muzzleloader hunting and exceeding the bag limit for deer. Harwood also was charged with three violations of hunting deer over bait.

Environmental Conservation Police sought assistance in their investigation from New York State Police. This resulted in a felony criminal possession of a weapon charge against Harwood.

The State Police part of the investigation also resulted in Steven D. Olsen 34, of Gloversville, NY, being arrested and charged with a felony for criminal possession of marijuana and two misdemeanors - unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition clip and illegally growing marijuana.

Harwood faces maximum penalties for all charges of $15,750 in fines and up to seven years in jail.

Olsen faces maximum penalties for all charges of $7,000 in fines and up to seven years in jail.

Harwood and Olsen were arraigned in the Town of Mayfield Criminal Court and remanded to the Fulton County Jail in lieu of bail.

Bail was set for Harwood at $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond. Bail was set for Olsen at $6,000 cash or $12,000 bond.

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