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Prospect Avenue man arrested for drugs

A 56-year-old Prospect Avenue man was arrested Wednesday on drug charges after he allegedly threw away drugs when he saw police officers searching on West Avenue for another man.

Thomas Vera Jr. was charged with a felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after allegedly throwing away two baggies filled with crack cocaine and a small bag of marijuana when confronted by officers in the third block of West Avenue.