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Two-year investigation results in Lewis County drug bust

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LOWVILLE — Local law enforcement officials are hoping to send a message with Thursday’s arrest of nine Lewis County residents for allegedly selling drugs in the village over the past two years.

“We’re coming for you,” said Lewis County District Attorney Leanne K. Moser during an afternoon press conference at the Lowville municipal building. “We have to remove this problem from society.”

The investigation, conducted by village police, state police, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and the Lewis County district attorney’s office, has been dubbed “Operation Spring Sweep.”

Thirty-nine officers, including Lewis County Sheriff’s Department police dog Wyman, helped round up the suspects in a two-hour sweep Thursday morning, officials said.

All nine are considered lower-level dealers, with none working in partnership with the others, Mrs. Moser said.

Charged were:

- Jody L. Wetmore, 38, Glenfield, two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, morphine. $25,000 bail.

- Randy R. Grimmer Jr., 30, Lowville, fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, hydrocodone. $15,000 bail.

- Allan K. Harris, 38, Lowville, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, oxycodone. $10,000 bail.

- Timothy F. Gaba Jr., 26, Lowville, two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, Adderall. $5,000 bail

- Dale E. Williams, 59, Lowville, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, hydrocodone. $5,000 bail.

- Thomas C. Hanno Jr., 38, Lowville, fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, hydrocodone. $5,000 bail.

- Lee R. Souva, 21, Copenhagen, two counts of third-degree criminal sale of marijuana and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana. $5,000 bail.-

- Angel L. Estrada, 28, Lowville, fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, Xanax. $5,000 bail.

- Zavon J. Flowers, 19, Lowville, fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana. $1,000 bail.

Two other former Lowville residents — Luis J. Pabon Jr., 39, and Chantel M. Bergen, 21 — were previously arrested based on evidence gathered in the two-year investigation, officials said.

The pair, formerly of River Street in the village, was apprehended Feb. 5 in New Haven, Conn., on a bench warrant issued by County Judge Daniel R. King. They were then extradited in late February and are both facing three counts of third-degree criminal sale of marijuana, two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Their next County Court appearance is slated for May 10.







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