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March 6, 2014

Police Log: March 6, 2014

FELONY ARRESTS

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman was charged Tuesday with promoting prison contraband.

Kimberly M. Laroe, 30, an inmate at the Clinton County Jail illegally accepted four morphine pills during a jail visit with her mother, Victoria Curry, 53, and Laroe’s infant son, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Laroe swallowed the pills to prevent officers from cataloging them as evidence and further investigation revealed that Laroe had conspired with Curry before the visit to exchange the pills, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Laroe was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony; tampering with physical evidence, a felony; endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and fifth-degree conspiracy, a misdemeanor.

Curry was charged with first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Both women are scheduled to appear in Plattsburgh Town Court at a later date to answer to their charges.

PLATTSBURGH — An Altona man was caught in a traffic stop, which led to his arrest at about 10 p.m. Tuesday on Route 374 in the Town of Plattsburgh.

Juan Rivera, 41, was stopped for having no plate lamps on a 2003 Pontiac Montana, a minivan, according to State Police.

Rivera was charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content of .14 percent, police said. It was a felony DWI because of two prior convictions within the last 10 years, police said.

He had a revoked New York driver’s license due to the previous DWIs, police said, adding that he had switched plates on his vehicle and was drinking Natural Ice beer inside his minivan.

In addition to the DWI, he was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony.

Rivera was ticketed for drinking alcohol in a vehicle, no plate lamps, moving from lane unsafely, unregistered motor vehicle and improper license plates.

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