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Ogdensburg drug suspects seek release on bond

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CANTON — Two Buffalo men facing charges in an Ogdensburg drug case appeared Friday afternoon in St. Lawrence County Court seeking release on bond pending further proceedings.

One was successful, but the other was advised by Judge Jerome J. Richards that a mistake in his paperwork will have to be corrected before the court can approve his release application.

Andre L. Wilson, 40, was granted release after posting $15,000 bond. Charles J.H. Caviness, 24, was taken back into custody after the judge said his application listed $15,000 bond in one spot where it should have indicated $20,000.

The Erie County men were among four arrested Dec. 6 following a raid by Ogdensburg police on an apartment at 325 Belmont Courts. Police said the arrests were the culmination of an ongoing investigation into crack cocaine trafficking in the city.

Mr. Caviness and Mr. Wilson, along with Eldridge Gossom, 25, and Tige K. Smith Jr., 24, all maintained their innocence in brief appearances before Judge Richards on Jan. 22. All were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony.

Under a potential plea deal that has been discussed, Mr. Wilson could be facing as much as 5 years in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Jonathan L. Becker said the people had no grounds to object to Mr. Wilson’s being released on bond if he demonstrated the financial means to do so.

The judge warned Mr. Wilson that if he fails to appear, bond money posted on his behalf would be forfeited to the county.

Judge Richards also advised Mr. Wilson that during his release, he will have a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, in addition to prohibitions against purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol or any illicit substances.

He also must keep his attorney advised of any change in address or phone number.

Mr. Caviness was told that he may resubmit paperwork with the proper information.

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