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Police, Fire, Courts

March 15, 2013

Police arrest meth suspect

RAY BROOK — State Police have arrested a Redford woman who is wanted on drug charges after allegedly jumping bail.

Susan J. Filion, 47, was being sought on two felony charges: second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Those charges stem from an investigation into Filion making methamphetamine at her residence at 243 Priest Road, Redford, on Sept. 10, 2012, according to a State Police news release.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation Capt. Robert LaFountain had told the Press-Republican that Filion knew police were looking for her and was hiding out.

Police asked for media help Thursday in getting out information about their search for Filion, with an accompanying photo.

NEW CHARGE

Filion was last living on Honey Drive in Plattsburgh with Gerald A. Rabideau, 44, they said, and has also been in the Massena area recently.

Just before 1 p.m., members of the Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit arrested her at 10 Macomb St., Plattsburgh on a warrant issued by Clinton County Judge Patrick McGill.

She now has second-degree bail jumping added to her charges.

SEARCH

A search warrant was being obtained for the Macomb Street residence, and the DEA Clandestine Lab Team will help execute that. The search could lead to additional charges, police said.

Filion was taken to Clinton County Jail pending arraignment at a later date.

She was originally charged in September 2012 with cooking meth at her home in Redford.

Her 19-year-old daughter, Audrey Filion, was home at the time and was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

State Police said her case is pending.

Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie is assisting in the investigation.

The Adirondack Drug Task Force is made up of members from the Drug Enforcement Agency, New York State Police, Plattsburgh City Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office.

Email Lois Clermont:lclermont@pressrepublican.com

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