Press-Republican

May 11, 2013

Drug sweep nets seven

FELICIA KRIEG
Press-Republican

— 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.

Miller, a former SUNY Plattsburgh student, is alleged to have sold cocaine on April 3 and 25. 

At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of 2 ounces of cocaine, a pound of marijuana, scales and $3,000 in cash.

McGill set bail in the amount of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. Miller’s case is scheduled for pre-trial conference on May 28. A conviction could put him in state prison for 27 years.

He is represented by Joe Mucia.

Miller had been released from jail as of Friday evening.

Kyle M. Perry, 21, of Wells Street, Plattsburgh, was 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.

Perry, a student at SUNY Plattsburgh, allegedly sold cocaine on Feb. 13 and 25.

He was released after he was approved for the Clinton County Pre-trial Release Program.  His pre-trial conference is scheduled for May 28.

If convicted, Perry, who is represented by Joe Mucia, could be sentenced to up to 18 years in state prison.

Kevin J. Quigley, 21, of Couch Street, Plattsburgh faces charges of two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

A SUNY Plattsburgh student, he is alleged to have sold heroin on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.

McGill set Quigley’s bail at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for May 31. If convicted, Quigley could see up to 18 years in state prison.

Quigley, represented by Joe Mucia, had been released from Clinton County Jail as of Friday evening.

Cory R. Seymour, 29, of South Peru Street was 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.

Seymour allegedly sold heroin on Feb. 7 and 15.

McGill set bail in the amount of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. His case is scheduled for pre-trial conference on May 28. If convicted, Seymour, who remained in Clinton County Jail on Friday, could be sentenced up to 24 years in state prison.

His attorney is is Joe Mucia.

The Clinton County District Attorney’s Office and Adirondack Drug Task Force conducted the drug sweep. Task Force members are the Plattsburgh City Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Border Patrol, State Police, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, the D.A’s Office and the State Police Troop B Narcotics Task Force.

Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer will prosecute the seven cases.

Email Felicia Krieg:fkrieg@pressrepublican.com