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January 31, 2013

Seven arrested on drug charges

PLATTSBURGH — Six people were arrested in a drug sweep following a yearlong investigation by the Essex County Drug Task Force.

And another man was busted on the Northway with more than 100 packets of heroin, police say.

ESSEX COUNTY BUSTS

State Police said Wednesday that six individuals were charged within the past week with the possession and sale of either cocaine, heroin, hydrocodone or suboxone. All the charges are felonies.

Here is a list of the people arrested and their charges:

Kimberly A. Barney, 51, of Lake Placid: Two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (heroin) and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (heroin).

Barney was being held without bail Wednesday at the Essex County Jail.

Shannon K. Brown, 27, of Port Henry: Fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (suboxone, a form of buprenorphine, a pain killer); and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (suboxone).

Brown was incarcerated in County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bail bond.

Sheilana J. Labatore, 23, of Crown Point: Fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone).

Labatore was being held without bail Wednesday at the County Jail.

Maura Michalak, 23, of Ticonderoga: Two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Michalak was incarcerated without bail at the County Jail on Wednesday.

Tyler E. Roushia, 25, of Plattsburgh: Third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Roushia was in County Jail on Wednesday without bail.

Adham M. Smith, 31, of Ticonderoga: Two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

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