Ogdensburg man held on multiple drug charges following parole officer's discovery of a host of drugs, $30,000 in cash
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:11 pm

OGDENSBURG -- An Ogdensburg man has been charged with drug-related offenses after Ogdensburg police seized a host of drugs, drug packaging materials, and about $30,000 in cash from his apartment.

Wade Creighton, 32, was charged with pot possession, second degree possession of a controlled substance, and third degree possession of a controlled substance following a “house check” of his residence Dec. 15 at 9 p.m., according to a press release from Ogdensburg police.

Ogdensburg police were asked to accompany a state parole office to 222 Franklin St., Apt. 2. The police stood by while the parole officer conducted a house check, officers said.

Creighton was “found to possess a range of illegal drugs, to include marihuana, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, more commonly known as crystal meth, three types of morphine derivative pills, heroin, hashish, suboxone, and suspected fentanol patches,” according to the press release.

In addition to the drugs, officers seized about $30,000 in cash, along with drug packaging materials, police said.

Creighton was charged with second degree possession of a controlled substance for having over four ounces of crack cocaine, with a street value of about $65,000, police said.

He was charged with two counts of third degree possession of a controlled substance. One count stems from possession of a total of 53 pills of a morphine derivative with intent to sell, police said. The second count relates to an eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine with intent to sell. The street value of the crystal meth was valued at about $8,000, police said.

Creighton was also charged with fourth degree pot possession for more than two ounces of marihuana.

Creighton was held at the Ogdensburg Police Department overnight, then arraigned in Ogdensburg City Court by Judge William Small. He was remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond, police said.