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May 4, 2013

Drug sweep nets 9 in Clinton County

PLATTSBURGH — A drug sweep that wrapped up early Friday resulted in nine arrests, with charges connected to the illicit sale of heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs in Clinton County.

A nine-month investigation led to the arrests over the course of the past week, according to State Police Troop B’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Assisting with the investigation were the State Police Special Operations Response Team, Adirondack Drug Task Force and Plattsburgh City Police Department.

Here’s a list of who was arrested, along with charges, all of which are felonies:

Ahmad B. Abrams, 40, of Plattsburgh, charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty at his arraignment in Clinton County Court and was taken to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail or $200,000 bond. 

Megan A. Forkey, 27, of Saranac, charged with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was arraigned in Clinton County Court and sent to jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.

Karus G. Lafave, 47, of Plattsburgh, charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Arraigned in Clinton County Court, he was taken to jail in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond.

Carl T. Roberts, 47, of Plattsburgh, charged with one count of third-degree and one of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and one count of third-degree and one of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned in County Court and taken to jail in lieu of $10,000 bail or 20,000 bond.

Michelle L. Benedict, 46, of Plattsburgh, faces two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. At her arraignment, County Court sent her to jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or 10,000 bond.

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