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May 11, 2013

Drug sweep nets seven

PLATTSBURGH — Seven arrests resulted from a drug sweep in Clinton County this week.

All seven, indicted by grand jury, are facing felony charges and were arraigned in Clinton County court.

Here are their names and charges:

Jerry L. Dapo, 35, Lapham Mills Road, Peru, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Dapo is alleged to have sold heroin on Jan. 31 and morphine on Feb. 4. Clinton County Judge Kevin Ryan set bail at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. He was arraigned Thursday, and his case was rescheduled for pre-trial conference on June 5. 

If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 18 years in state prison. Dapo, who remained jailed Friday evening, is represented by attorney Rebecca Fox.

Todd Desmond, 45, of Crestview Way, Rouses Point, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. 

He is alleged to have sold morphine on Jan. 14 and 15. His bail was set at $25,000 cash or bond, and he was still in jail Friday night. 

Desmond’s pre-trial conference is set for June 4. A conviction could result in up to 18 years in state prison. Desmond’s attorney is Matthew Favro.

Matthew R. Gibson, 50, of Route 9, Plattsburgh, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He allegedly sold morphine on Feb. 6 and 7. Clinton County Judge Patrick McGill set Gibson’s bail at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond, and he remained jailed Friday night.

Gibson’s pre-trial conference is scheduled for June 4. Conviction could mean up to 24 years in state prison. His lawyer is Heather Maure.

Daniel S. Miller, 21, of Couch Street, Plattsburgh, faces two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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