METH CHARGES

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Plattsburgh residents on methamphetamine-related charges early Wednesday.

At 12:10 a.m., Michael J. Parent, 32, and Mindy L. Williams, 37, were charged with criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, a felony, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

The arrest followed the execution of a search warrant at the pair's Cumberland Bay State Park campsite in the Town of Plattsburgh.

Parent and Williams were released and issued Plattsburgh Town Court appearance tickets.

The Tri-County Special Response Team, State Police and the Clinton County Office of Emergency Services assisted sheriff's deputies.

In June 2018, Parent and three others were charged with fourth-degree conspiracy, a felony, and first-degree hazing, a misdemeanor, the Press-Republican reported then. 

The other three arrestees were accused of holding a woman captive and assaulting her so that Parent would let them into a "private vigilante group."

Prior to that, Parent did a stint in prison for a third-degree burglary conviction, according to the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's inmate lookup.

BUSY AT THE BORDER

CHAMPLAIN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers based at the Port of Champlain made seven narcotics seizures in five separate incidents over Labor Day weekend.

One 36-year-old U.S. citizen was found with more than nine grams of marijuana and just more than one gram of hash, according to a CBD press release.

In a separate case, officers found 23 grams of cannabidiol (CBD) gummies.

Both arrestees and the narcotics were turned over to State Police.

Officers allegedly found three U.S. citizens were in possession of 35 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) pills.

The trio were issued a $500 penalty, the release said.

During a primary inspection, officers discovered that a citizen from Dallas, Texas, was wanted for possession of controlled substances and felony driving under the influence.

"The subject was found to be in possession of more than a gram of crystal methamphetamine, less than a gram of ecstasy and approximately 25 grams of GHB," the release said.

According to drugs.com, GHB — gamma hydroxybutyrate — "is a central nervous system depressant that is commonly referred to as a 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug."

The individual was turned over to State Police; charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and sent to Clinton County Jail to await extradition.

"In the commercial environment, CBP officers discovered 22.5 grams of steroids manifested as red lipstick," the release said.

Lastly, a 30-year-old U.S. citizen allegedly tried to enter Canada with a revolver and was denied entry.

Officers discovered the individual unlawfully possessed the firearm in New York State, the release said.

That person was turned over to State Police. 

"Even on extremely busy weekends, our CBP officers are vigilant in ensuring that narcotics, weapons and criminals are not entering the country," Area Port Director Steven Bronson said in a statement.

"The arrests and seizures made over the weekend at U.S. border crossings demonstrate the commitment of our workforce in balancing the facilitation of lawful travel while identifying potential threats to the United States."

— Compiled by Staff Writer Cara Chapman

 

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