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November 20, 2011

Additional arrest in Essex County drug sweep

RAY BROOK — Authorities made an additional arrest in a recent drug sweep in Essex County.

New York State Police reported they arrested Edward J. Wojewodzic Sr., 58, of Port Henry Friday. He is the 13th person arrested in the drug sweep that started Nov. 10.

Wojewodzic was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, both concerning oxycodone. He was committed to Essex County Jail pending arraignment on the next available Essex County Court date.

Arrested earlier Friday were Kim E. Lambert, 54, of Ticonderoga; Lynn M. Cioffe, 48, of Ticonderoga; Nathan M. Peters, 25, of Ticonderoga; Maranda T. McCaughin, 21, of Ticonderoga; John H. Trombley, 31, of Mineville; Theodore D. Mattison, 45, of Port Henry; and Joseph A. Burnell Jr., 28, of Keeseville.

Arrested between Nov. 10 and Nov. 14 were Zack A. Muroff, 26, of Ticonderoga; John H. Kane Jr., 48, of Saranac Lake; George W. Setzer Jr., 52, of Lake Placid; Rory C. Hill, 46, of Lake Placid; and Michael C. Stone, 33, of West Chazy.

The arrests were made after a lengthy investigation by State Police and the Essex County Drug Task Force, which includes members of the Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Ticonderoga police departments, the Essex County Sheriff's Department and the Essex County District Attorney's Office.

Email Dan Heath at:

dheath@pressrepublican.com

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