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December 15, 2012

Police Log: Dec. 15, 2012 — Case update

AuSABLE FORKS — Additional charges have been logged for one man arrested for allegedly breaking into a pharmacy in AuSable Forks and stealing prescription drugs.

Justin H. Hicks, 25, of Keeseville was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, third-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, a felony, and unlawfully growing cannabis, as defined in the public health law, a misdemeanor.

Hicks’s court date was not available.

Police investigation found that in the early morning hours of Aug. 17, a second-floor apartment above Feek Pharmacy was broken into and a hole was cut in the floor of the apartment building, providing access to the pharmacy, according to Ray Brook-based State Police.

Oxycodone, oxycontin, adderall and fentanyl patches were stolen from the pharmacy, according to police.

The burglary was reported at about 8 a.m. Aug. 17 by the owner of Feek Pharmacy.

Also arrested and charged with felony burglary in connection with the incident were Sara K. Hebert, 23, of Chesterfield and Brian J. Blaise, 22, of Peru.

A large portion of the drugs were recovered from Blaise’s residence, police said.

Blaise was released from Clinton County Jail Dec. 7 on his own recognizance and is scheduled to reappear in Jay Town Court to face charges of felony third-degree burglary at 5 p.m. Jan. 14, police said.

Hebert was bailed out of Clinton County Jail on $10,000 cash Sept. 4 in connection with another incident.

Jay Town Court released Hebert on Nov. 1 from the Essex County Jail in accordance with a plea agreement, according to the Essex County Jail.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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