CANTON — Village police on Tuesday charged two Canton men with possession of heroin following a traffic stop.
Police charged Daniel J. Roe, 25, of 42 Miner St., Apt. 3 , with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree conspiracy, both felonies, as well as fourth-degree criminal solicitation and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors. Wallace F. McLaughlin, 22, of 11 Pine St., Apt. B, was charged with felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and eight misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The arrests occurred as a result of an ongoing investigation into the sale of heroin, cocaine and Suboxone in the village, Police Chief Lori A. McDougal said in a news release Thursday.
Ms. McDougal said officers conducted a traffic stop about 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in the village on a vehicle Mr. Row was driving. Police said he was in possession of 3.5 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of heroin. Mr. McLaughlin was found to be in possession of eight strips of Suboxone that was packaged for sale, Ms. McDougal said.
Both men were arraigned in Town Court. Mr. Roe was sent to St. Lawrence County jail without bail and Mr. McLaughlin was released under probation supervision.
The investigation continues and more arrests are expected, Ms. McDougal said.
St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force, Sheriffs’ Department, SUNY Potsdam Police and state police assisted in the investigation.
MASSENA — Village police charged Jacob F. Cullen-Lazore, 17, of 10017 state Route 56, Massena, with endangering the welfare of a child following an investigation into a report that his 14-year-old girlfriend had run away from home.
Village police said Mr. Cullen-Lazore and his girlfriend were located late Wednesday night by sheriff’s deputies at his great grandmother’s residence on Route 68 in the Ogdensburg area.
Mr. Cullen-Lazore was arraigned by Acting Massena Village Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, with bail set at $500 cash. Police said the court has signed an order of protection directing Mr. Cullen-Lazore to stay away from the 14-year-old female. The girl was turned over to family members.
Mr. Cullen-Lazore also has charges pending from the sheriff’s department after he struggled with deputies when he was being taken into custody, village police said.
Police said Mr. Cullen-Lazore picked up his girlfriend Tuesday morning and was expected to drop her off at the J. William Leary Junior High School. They said they received a report from the girl’s mother at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday that her daughter had not gone to school.
Sgt. Adam J. Love said the police investigation revealed the couple dropped off Mr. Cullen-Lazore’s vehicle in the high school parking lot and then went to Price Chopper, where they took a commuter bus to Ogdensburg’s Price Chopper. They then reportedly took a taxi to a residence on Route 68 just outside the city of Ogdensburg.
The state police sergeant said village police appreciated the assistance from the public, social media, local media, family and the other law enforcements agencies in locating the two teenagers Wednesday.
Sgt. Love said village police received a tip about the location of the two runaways. ”We contacted the sheriff’s office for their assistance in checking the great grandmother’s address on Route 68 and that is where he was located,” he said.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - POTSDAM - Massena-based state police charged Emily J. Stone, 18, of Canton with unlawful possession of marijuana and ticketed her for operation of a vehicle with inadequate mirrors following a traffic stop at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday on the Regan Road in the town of Potsdam.
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION - HOPKINTON - Massena-based state police charged Stephen M. Hollis, 23, of Renssealer Falls with unlawful possession of marijuana and ticketed him for failure to report an address change to the Department of Motor Vehicles and operation of a vehicle with an inadequate muffler at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday following a traffic stop on Route 11B in the town of Hopkinton.
RAPE - BANGOR - Malone-based state police charged Joshua N. Martin, 29, of North Bangor with two counts of third-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child Thursday following an investigation launched following a complaint lodged with troopers at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The alleged victim was less than 17 years of age, according to state police. Mr. Martin was arraigned in local court and sent to the Franklin County jail, Malone.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENTS - CANTON - State police investigated a number of property damage accidents on Thursday around the region. Among those:
• Cainnan Jones Sutton, 19, of Richville at 8:35 a.m. on state Route 345, near Sullivan Road, in the town of Potsdam.
• Marissa E. Sabourin, 22, of Madrid at 11:32 p.m. on Flack Road, near County Route 27, in the town of Lisbon.
GRAND LARCENY - OSWEGATCHIE - Ogdensburg-based state police charged William C. Harper, 17, of Ogdensburg with fourth-degree grand larceny Tuesday following an investigation into a larceny complaint filed with troopers Oct. 20 from the town of Oswegatchie. Troopers had charged Hunter E. Sharlow, 17, of Ogdensburg with fourth-degree grand larceny on Dec, 6 as part of that same investigation.
PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - State police investigated a number of accidents on Tuesday around the region. Among those:
• Aaryn E. Baker, 25, of North Charleston, S.C., at 4:55 p.m. on County Route 17, near Jefferson Street, in the town of Hermon.