Four men, including two from Norfolk and one from Waddington, charged with heroin possession in Louisville vehicle stop
Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 3:02 pm

LOUISVILLE -- Four men have been charged with possession of heroin following a vehicle stop in Louisville, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

The charges followed a vehicle stop on County Route 36 Wednesday, Oct. 9, deputies said.

A sheriff’s office K-9 unit stopped a 2005 Ford Escape operated by Christopher J. Sharp, 23, Norfolk, around 6 p.m. and subsequent “free air sniff” of the exterior of the vehicle led to the discovery of 21 packets of heroin, deputies said.

Sharp and his passengers Allen J. Oshier, 30, Waddington; Christopher A. Lopez, 23, Union City, NJ; and Christopher J. Hughes, 32, Norfolk were all charged with third degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a felony, police said.

The men were arraigned before the Pierrepont town justice and remanded to the sheriff’s office.

The arrests follow recent high profile drug busts, including a drug trafficking investigation that netted 10 arrests Wednesday  and an arrest of 12 in Massena last month.

In Louisville, the task force was assisted by members of the Canton, Massena, and Norfolk police departments; the state police; Department of Homeland Security Investigations; and St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.