County Wide Crackdown on Drugs Nets Over 40 Arrests

The Franklin County District Attorney’s Office now says they’ve arrested over 40 suspects in a massive drug raid…  State Police in Ray Brook say seventeen people were arrested in early morning raids by multiple local police agencies including Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and other federal agencies as a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation in Franklin County.

According to the Franklin County DA, an investigation has now been launched into possible welfare fraud committed by some of the defendants. Stemming from a preliminary review with the Franklin County Department of Social Services, where multiple instances of welfare abuse were identified…

SCOTT D. BAKER, 28 years old of Tupper Lake, New York

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Heroin (2 cts)
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Fentanyl
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 cts) – Heroin/Fentanyl
Baker was indicted and remanded to Franklin County Jail without bail, pending a future arraignment.

ANN M. COOK, 49 years old of Malone, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Hydrocodone
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th – Diazepam
Cook was arraigned at the Town of Malone Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail I in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 bond.

MARCEL O. COX II, 28 years old, of Brushton, New York and who was already incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail.
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Heroin
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Heroin
Cox is presently being held in the Franklin County Jail.

TODD G. DABIEW, 36 years old, of Malone, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (2 cts) – Suboxone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – Suboxone
Dabiew was arraigned at the Town of Malone Court on State Police and Village of Malone charges and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

MICHAEL J. DELAIR, 39 years old, of Tupper Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Heroin
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Heroin
Delair was indicted and remanded to Franklin County Jail without bail, pending a future arraignment.

RANDY J. DWYER, 48 years old, of Bellmont, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Cocaine
Dwyer was arraigned in the Town of Malone Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

ROBBIE ESELTINE, 32 years old, of Malone, New York

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Oxycodone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Oxycodone
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (2 cts) – Suboxone/Hydrocodone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th (2 cts) – Suboxone/Hydrocodone
Eseltine was arraigned at the Town of Malone Court on State Police and Village of Malone charges and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $11,000 cash bail or $22,000 bond.

THOMAS C. LEONARD III, 20 years old, of, Lyme Center, New Hampshire

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Cocaine
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Cocaine
Leonard was previously arrested on August 23, 2013. He was arraigned and released under the supervision of probation.

SHANE W. MONAGHAN, 22 years old, of Malone, New York

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 cts) – Cocaine/Crack
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 cts) – Cocaine/Crack Cocaine
Monaghan remanded to Franklin County Jail without bail, pending a future arraignment.

DEBI M. OTLEY, 28 years old, of Malone
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th – Hydrocodone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – Hydrocodone
Ottley was arrested and arraigned previously on August 27, 2013. She was released under the supervision of probation.

ARRON M. PATTERSON, 27 years old, of Burke, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Fentanyl
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Fentanyl
Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance 4th – Suboxone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – Suboxone
Patterson was arraigned at the Town of Chateaugay Court and was released under the supervision of probation.

ADAM M. PETELL, 28 years old, Malone, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (3 cts) – Suboxone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th (2 cts) – Suboxone
Petell remanded to Franklin County Jail without bail, pending a future arraignment.

COTY T. SMITH, 21 years old, of Malone, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 cts) – Oxycodone
Smith was arraigned before the Town of Malone Court and was remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, or $10,000 bond.

NICHOLE M. THOMAS, 25 years old, of Moira, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th – Hydrocodone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – Hydrocodone
Thomas was remanded to Franklin County Jail without bail, pending a future arraignment.

ROY J. VERMETTE, 62 years old, of Malone, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Fentanyl
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Fentanyl
Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance 4th – Hydrocodone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – Hydrocodone
Vermette was arraigned at the Town of Bangor Court and released under the supervision of probation.

JOSEPH O’ROURKE, 34 years old, of Malone, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Oxycodone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Oxycodone
O’Rourke was remanded to Franklin County without bail, pending a future arraignment.

THOMAS R. COOK JR, 23 years old (Currently in the Franklin County Jail)
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th – Suboxone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – Suboxone
Cox is presently being held in the Franklin County Jail.

GERALD J. BASHAW, 28 years old, of Malone, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th – Suboxone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th – Suboxone
Bashaw was arrested in Pittsfield, Massachusetts by the Pittsfield Police Department. He is currently in custody and awaiting extradition.
*Mug shots of Cox II, O’Rourke, Cook Jr., and Bashaw, currently unavailable.

ANGIE PRATT FLORENCE, 40 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 cts) – Cocaine
Criminal Possession of a Narcotic 3rd (2) – Cocaine
Florence was arraigned at the Village of Saranac Lake Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond

JOSHUA D. D’ANGELO, 22 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (2 cts) – Suboxone
D’Angelo was arraigned at the Village of Saranac Lake Court and released under the supervision of probation.

BRITTANY HANLEY, 20 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (2 cts) – Suboxone
Hanley was arraigned at the Village of Saranac Lake Court and released under the supervision of probation.

TRAVIS J. SUPRENANT, 23 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (1 ct) – Morphine
Suprenant was arraigned at the Village of Saranac Lake Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond

SHANNON M. KILNER, 23 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (3 cts) – Suboxone
Kilner was arraigned at the Village of Saranac Lake Court and released under the supervision of probation.

CHELSEA M. LORETTE, 23 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th (1 ct)- Xanax
Lorette was arraigned at the Village of Saranac Lake Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond

LOUIS A. HOWLAND Jr., 25 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (3 cts) – Cocaine
Criminal Sale of Marihuana 4th (1 ct)
Howland Jr. was arraigned at the Village of Saranac Lake Court and remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond

RUSSELL K. CARPENTER, 23 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th (4 cts) – Suboxone, Cocaine

KYLE R. SIMPSON, 29 years old of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th (1 cts) – Suboxone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th (1 ct) – Suboxone

BETH M. WOODRUFF, 40 years old, of Saranac Lake, New York
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th (1 cts) – Suboxone
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th (1 ct) – Suboxone

and More arrests are pending…