Watertown man pleads guilty in connection with heroin, cocaine bust

Watertown man pleads guilty in connection with heroin, cocaine bust
Matthew Soluri

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 40 year old Watertown man has taken a plea deal in connection with a heroin and cocaine bust.

Matthew Soluri pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance

He was arrested in October 2018 after members of the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force raided his West Main Street home.

Police said they found nearly 770 envelopes of heroin, almost 10 grams of cocaine, and about $2,700 cash. Also found were digital scales and packaging materials.

Task force members said the arrest was the result of an investigation that stretched over several months.

A grand jury indicted him on 7 criminal counts, including:

- 2 counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance

- 4 counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance

- criminal use of drug paraphernalia

Soluri is expected to be sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation when he’s back in court on April 7.

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