‘Major drug player’ gets prison time

‘Major drug player’ gets prison time
Edwin Medina

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 47 year old Watertown man, who was described as a "major drug player" in Jefferson County, is going to prison.

Edwin Medina pleaded guilty Tuesday in county court to second-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was sentenced to four years in prison and five years post-release supervision.

The Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force arrested Medina and another man on June 8, 2018 at their home at 620 Mohawk Street in Watertown.

Officials said the pair were in possession of cocaine and heroin.

A grand jury indicted Medina and the other man on the following charges:

- second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance

- third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance

- third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance

- fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance

- criminally using drug paraphernalia

According to an official with the drug task force, Medina and the other man acted as a local connection for drug traffickers on the East Coast and were major drug players in the county.

The official said in 2018 that Medina and the other suspect had been investigated for drugs in the area over at least the past ten years.

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