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June 28, 2013

3 face drug charges

MALONE — Three North Country residents face charges in separate cases involving alleged drug dealing.

Craig J. Butchino, 56, of Westville; Lindsay M. Bilow, 26, of Brushton; and Lindsey M. Hicks, 30, of Massena were all arrested in a sweep Thursday following a year-long investigation into the trafficking of prescription drugs and other controlled substances by the State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the Franklin County Narcotics and Border Task Force.

All the charges are felonies.

Butchino is charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for alleged possession and sale of Oxycodone.

He was arraigned in Malone Town Court and sent to County Jail in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 insurance bond.

Bilow, 26, is charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for alleged possession and sale of cocaine.

She was arraigned in Malone Town Court and sent to County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 insurance bond.

Hicks is charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for alleged possession and sale of heroin.

She was arraigned in Moira Town Court and sent to County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 insurance bond.

District Attorney Derek Champagne said the three cases are not related other than that they all alleged drug trafficking.

He said the region is seeing an increase in harder drugs, as are other parts of the state.

“Unfortunately, there continues to be a trend of addiction where the person moves from Oxycodone up to heroin,” he said. 

“And the trend is not only here. They’re seeing it on Long Island.”

Butchino and Hicks both posted bail on Thursday; Bilow remained in County Jail.

Email Denise A. Raymo: draymo@pressrepublican.com

 

 

 

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