|
|
|
The Times
  • Little Falls warrant sweep results in four arrests

  • A warrant sweep of four locations in the city of Little Falls early Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of four individuals on drug sale charges.

    The arrests, said Little Falls Police Chief Michael Masi, stem from an eight-month investigation into the illegal sale of prescription medications and cocaine.

    • email print
  • A warrant sweep of four locations in the city of Little Falls early Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of four individuals on drug sale charges.
    The arrests, said Little Falls Police Chief Michael Masi, stem from an eight-month investigation into the illegal sale of prescription medications and cocaine.
    “The criminal diversion and sale of prescription medications is a growing problem in our community. Prescription drugs are readily available in most homes and are relatively cheap drugs to purchase on the street. We are seeing prescription drug sales being made by adults and even children in our community. It is an issue that is of great concern and as a result, is a matter of priority for enforcement by our department,” Masi said in a news release issued Monday.
    Arrested during Sunday’s warrant sweep were:
    • Danielle G. Guyer, 38, of 571 E. Jefferson St., Apt. No. 1, Little Falls, who was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, both class C felonies;
    • Terry L. Congdon, 50, of 521 E. Jefferson St., Apt. 1W, Little Falls, who was charged with one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony;
    • Russell P. Kittle, 29, of 246 Church St., Little Falls, who was charged with one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and one count of fourth-degree of sale of a controlled substance; and
    • Stephen S. Campione, 26, of 44 Petrie St., Little Falls, who was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
    The four individuals were remanded to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Herkimer County Court on Jan. 14, Masi said.
    Also arrested in connection with the investigation was Richard E. Wilson, 34, of 109 Church St., Apt. No. 4, Little Falls, who was charged with one count of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Masi said Wilson was arraigned before Little Falls City Court Judge Mark Rose on Dec. 4, 2012, and was remanded to the Herkimer County jail without bail.
    Herkimer County District Attorney Jeffrey Carpenter worked with Little Falls Police Officer Richard Rivenburg on the cases, a working relationship Masi praised in his news release. “We are pleased to have the support of and a commitment from the district attorney’s office in targeting those that would illegally divert or sell their prescription medications, or sell any other drugs,” he said. “Investigating these types of cases is an ongoing process and additional arrests are expected.”
    Anyone that would like to report any form of drug dealing in the city of Little Falls is asked to call the Little Falls Police Department Confidential Tip Line at 823-2400. From there, residents will be promoted to select No. 1 and then No. 5, said Masi.
      • calendar