Update: 10th Person Charged In Lewis Drug Raids

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A 10th person has been charged as part of this week's drug raids in Lewis County dubbed "Operation Spring Sweep."

Andrew Meda, 33, posted bail and was released from jail after being charged Thursday evening with one count of criminal salke of a controlled substance, third degree, a class B felony.

Meda is accused of selling heroin.

During the day Thursday, police arrested nine people in what they described as a two year investigation into drug sales in Lewis County.

Our report from Thursday...

Nine people were arrested during early morning drugs raids in Lewis County Thursday.

County District Attorney Leanne Moser says the arrests are the result of a two-year narcotics investigation.

Officials called it "Operation Spring Sweep."

During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Moser announced the suspects were selling heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs.

She said the suspects were not connected to each other and were not part of a trafficking ring.

The following people were arrested:

- Allan Harris, age 38, Lowville, felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Accused of selling oxycodone. Bail set at $10,000 cash.

- Randy Grimmer, age 30, Lowville, felony fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Accused of selling hydrocodone. Bail set at $15,000 cash.

- Timothy Gaba, age 26, Lowville, felony fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Accused of selling Adderall. Bail set at $5,000 cash.

- Dale Williams, age 59, Lowville, felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Accused of selling Percocet. Bail set at $5,000 cash.

- Thomas Hanno, age 38, Lowville, felony fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Accused of selling hydrocodone. Bail set at $5,000 cash.

- Jody Wetmore, age 38, Glenfield, felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Accused of selling morphine. Bail set at $25,000 cash.

- Lee Sova, age 21, Copenhagen, felony and misdemeanor counts of criminal sale of marijuana. Bail set at $5,000 cash.

- Zavon Flowers, age 19, Lowville, misdemeanor criminal sale of marijuana. Bail set at $1,000 cash.

- Angel Estrada, age 28, Lowville, felony fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Bail set at $5,000 cash.

With the exception of Flowers, all of the suspects are scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing next Tuesday in Lowville Village Court.

Officials said two other drug-related arrests were made in the last two months as part of the same investigation.

Officials also said they're still looking for a suspect who is believed to have sold heroin.

During the news conference, Moser was joined by representatives from Lowville village police, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, state police and the U.S. Marshal Service.

Friday, October 31, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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