2 Ogdensburg men face drug possession charges

2 Ogdensburg men face drug possession charges
Scott Murphy and Roland Lafave Jr. (Source: St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office)

CANTON, N.Y. (WWNY) - Two Ogdensburg men have been charged with drug possession.

St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies say 20-year-old Scott Murphy was arrested last week stemming from a traffic stop in the town of Hammond on October 2.

Officials say he had more than a gram of methamphetamine in his possession.

Murphy was charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, arraigned in Ogdensburg city court, and and sent to county jail to await further court action.

Deputies also arrested 50-year-old Roland Lafave Jr. on Saturday. The arrest stems from a grand jury indictment that alleges he possessed cocaine that he sold to a police informant.

He was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Lafave was being held in jail awaiting his arraignment in county court.

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