Police: Man steals in exchange for drug money

QUEENSBURY - Lawrence W. Long, 26 of Glens Falls allegedly stole money and a cell phone from a woman last week who owed him money for drugs, police said.

He was charged with third-degree robbery and fourth-degree grand larceny, both felonies, according to State Police.

Long allegedly sold the hallucinogen/stimulant Ecstasy to the woman several weeks ago, but had not yet received the $40 she owed him. He allegedly stole $7 and her cell phone, but returned the cell phone before police arrived.

Tiffany Mattison, 20, of Fort Edward was charged with harassment for allegedly shoving the robbery victim, police said. She was released.

Long was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail for lack of bail.

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