O’burg police charge eight in drug cases

O’burg police charge eight in drug cases
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OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - Ogdensburg police made a total of eight drug-related arrests in three separate incidents over the past week, police said in a statement Friday.

Word of the arrests came in a week when Ogdensburg’s city manager floated a proposal to reduce the size of the police force, as the city continues to grapple with severe money problems.

In the first, on February 18, police served a search warrant at 11 Grove Street and seized what they describe as “components utilized in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine.”

Arrested were:

- Jade Harper 45, of Ogdensburg, charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree (D Felony). Harper was released without bail after arraignment.

- Melinda Montroy 35, of Ogdensburg, charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree (D Felony). Montroy was released without bail after arraignment.

- Dominic Mashaw 19, Ogdensburg, charged with Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree (D Felony). Mashaw was released without bail after arraignment.

On February 23, a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a quantity of cocaine and over $18,000 in U.S. currency, police said.

Arrested were:

- Charles Watford 36, of Brooklyn, charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. (A Misdemeanor) and released on an appearance ticket.

- Jasmine Merrero 30, of Brooklyn, charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. (A Misdemeanor) and released on an appearance ticket.

On February 24, police arrested a parolee from state prison at 223 Gates Street.

Charged was:

- Lee Loffler 36, of Ogdensburg. charged with Criminal Sale of a controlled substance 3rd degree (B Felony); Criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree (B Felony); Criminal possession of stolen property in the 5th degree (A Misdemanor).

Loffler was held in the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on a parole warrant.

Also on February 24, police made a traffic stop and seized what they said was crystal methamphetamine and crack cocaine.

Charged were:

- Garry Geddes 36, of Ogdensburg, charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (B Felony).

- Glendon Davison 36, of Ogdensburg, charged with Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree (A Misdemeanor); Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the second degree.

Davison was released on an appearance ticket.

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