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April 24, 2013

Six indicted in drug sweep

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Melinda S. Jessey, 26, of 3 Charles Way, Morrisonville was indicted on two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Jessey is alleged to have sold Fentanyl on Oct. 18, 2012, and Oct. 19, 2012, in the city.

McGill set bail at $20,000 cash or $40,000 bond. Jessey will have a pre-trial conference May 3. If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to 18 years in state prison. Mucia is Jessey’s lawyer.

Vanessa L. Kriplin, 29, of 114 Banker Road, Morrisonville was indicted on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Kriplin, who also goes by the name Vanessa Robinson, allegedly sold heroin on Nov. 26, 2012, in the City of Plattsburgh.

McGill set her bail at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. Kriplin’s case is rescheduled for pre-trial conference on May 6. If convicted, she could be sentenced up to nine years in state prison. Kriplin is represented by Maure.

ADIRONDACK TASK FORCE

Gerald A. Rabideau, 44, of 26 Underwood Ave., Plattsburgh was indicted on two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Rabideau is alleged to have sold Hydromorphone, a prescription painkiller, on Jan. 4, 2013, and Jan. 10, 2013, in the city.

McGill set Rabideau’s bail at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. His case is rescheduled for pre-trial conference on May 2. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 24 years in state prison. Maure is Rabideau’s attorney.

The arrests were the result of separate investigations conducted by the Adirondack Task Force, which includes the Plattsburgh City Police Department, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol, State Police, New York State University Police, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office.

Clinton County Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer will prosecute all the cases.

Email Felicia Krieg:fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

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