Massena, Hogansburg residents among 12 arrested for drug dealing as 40 officers raid 9 locations
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 5:37 pm

MASSENA – People from Massena, Ft. Covington, and Hogansburg were among 12 people suspected of drug dealing in Franklin and St. Lawrence counties arrested Monday and today in a multi-agency raid of nine locations.

 State police said nine people arrested today and three people arrested Monday were charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, primarily related to prescription drugs, and other charges.

State police say the raid began with a briefing at the Malone state police station. Officers from several local, state and federal agencies participated.

Approximately 40 law enforcement officers participated in this operation from the New York State Police, Malone Police Department, St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, Franklin County District Attorney’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Saranac Lake Police Department, Tupper Lake Police Department, United States Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Homeland Security Investigations.Arrested Wednesday were:

• Timothy F. Trimm, 39, Massena

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th – Benzylpiperazine

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th –Benzylpiperazine

Arrested on a warrant from the town of Fort Covington.

Arraigned in the town of Fort Covington in front of Judge Clayton Almond.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

• Rebecca L. Cooney, 36, Massena

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th – Benzylpiperazine

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th –Benzylpiperazine

Arrested on a warrant from the town of Fort Covington.

Arraigned in the town of Fort Covington in front of Judge Clayton Almond

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

• Catherine Tambini-Dustin, 46, Fort Covington

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th (2 Counts) – Lyrica/Xanax

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th (2 Counts) – Lyrica/Xanax

Arrested on a warrant from the town of Malone

Arraigned in the town of Malone in front of Judge Michael Lamitie.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

• Shawn M. Dustin, 23, Fort Covington

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Cocaine

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Cocaine

Arrested on a warrant from the town of Malone

Arraigned in the town of Malone in front of Judge Michael Lamitie.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

• Timothy M. Machin, 33, Moira

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (2 counts) – Oxycodone

Arraigned in the town of Bangor in front of Judge Frederick Boardway.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

• Melissa A. Cook, 46, Malone

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Morphine

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Morphine

Arrested on a warrant from the town of Bangor.

Arraigned in the town of Bangor in front of Judge Frederick Boardway.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

• Edward G. Cummings, 56, Westville

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th – Vicodin

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th – Vicodin

Arrested on a Warrant from the town of Westville.

Arraigned in the town of Bangor in front of Judge Frederick Boardway.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

• Jason M. Fuller, 29, Burke

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 Counts) – Oxycodone/Heroin

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (3 Counts) –Oxycodone/HeroinArrested on a warrant from the town of Malone

Arraigned in the town of Malone in front of Judge Michael Lamitie.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.

• Robert M. Dresser, 44, Malone

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 4th - Suboxone

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th –Suboxone

Arrested on a warrant from the town of Malone

Arraigned in the town of Malone in front of Judge Michael Lamitie.

Committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

In addition the following were arrested on Monday:

• Melissa Papineau, 35, Hogansburg

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Oxycodone

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd - Oxycodone

Committed to Franklin County jail without bail.

Awaiting arraignment in Franklin County Court scheduled for December 20, 2012.

• Crystal Cook, 34, Hogansburg

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Cocaine

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Cocaine

Committed to Franklin County jail without bail

Awaiting arraignment in Franklin County Court scheduled for December 20, 2012.

• Owen Swamp, 35, Hogansburg

Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Cocaine

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd – Cocaine

Committed to Franklin County jail without bail

Awaiting arraignment in Franklin County Court scheduled for December 20, 2012.