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One Car Crash Results in Walton Policing Finding Guns, Drugs — Rafael Macken Arrested

On Tuesday morning, 47-year-old Rafael Macken, of Walton, was arrested by Delaware county sheriff’s deputies following their investigation of a one car property damage accident on County Highway 14 in the Town of Franklin.

Deputies were assisted at the accident scene by New York State Police at Oneonta and were later assisted by a Sidney Village Police Department drug recognition expert.

Macken has been charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor. Macken has also been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a Class C felony; criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a Class D felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a Class D felony; two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, both misdemeanors; unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to keep right.

Deputies recovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun, a silencer, switchblade and metal knuckle knives, a number of controlled substances and a quantity of marijuana at the time of Macken’s arrest.

Macken was arraigned in the Town of Franklin Court and was remanded to the Delaware County correctional facility in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $25,000 bail bond.

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