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June 28, 2014

Three charged with heroin possession

PLATTSBURGH — Two separate heroin possession cases resulted in three arrests and seizure of more than 300 bags of the drug on Thursday, authorities say.

Antoine D. Hendy, 27, of Watervliet, and Kayla L. Dashnaw, 19, of Loon Lake, were each charged at 9 p.m. Thursday night with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, according to a news release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

An investigation led officers to a room at a Plattsburgh hotel where the two were allegedly selling heroin, the Sheriff’s Department said.

More than 200 bags of heroin that were packed for sale, along with other drug paraphernalia, were found there, the release said.

The drugs seized by authorities are valued at about $4,200 on the street, the release said.

Hendy and Dashnaw were arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court and sent to Clinton County Jail.

Hendy was being held on $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond, and Dashnaw’s bail was set at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond.

They will appear in court at a later date.

The investigation was a joint effort between the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and the Adirondack Drug Task Force.


In a separate case, State Police say they found a Plattsburgh man with 100 bags of heroin on Thursday following a traffic stop.

At about 1:30 p.m., troopers pulled over James C. Hunt, 60, in a 1993 Nissan Frontier pickup truck that was headed northbound on Interstate 87 in the Town of Chesterfield, a news release said.

Troopers saw the vehicle swerving outside its lane, police said.

A K-9 dog detected the heroin along with two Suboxone strips, which were in a plastic container in the car, State Police Troop B Public Information Officer Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said.

With bags of heroin going for about $35 each on the street, the drugs are worth about $3,500, she said.

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