Six arrested in Gouverneur drug sweep
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:31 pm

GOUVERNEUR – Six people are in St. Lawrence County jail on felony drug charges following a multi-agency undercover investigation into the sale of controlled substances over the past few months, the Gouverneur Village Police Department reports.

Gouverneur police were assisted by state police, the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force, police officers from Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Canton departments and the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office in this investigation.

The following people were taken into custody in the early morning hours of Dec. 22:

• Richard L. Matott, 54, 15 Waid St., Gouverneur, charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, a quantity of crack/cocaine. No bail was set.

• Ryan M. Redmond, 33, 5366 State Rt. 58, Gouverneur, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, class B felony, a quantity of vicodan. Bail set at $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond.

• John L. Murdie Jr., 25, no address listed, Gouverneur, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, class B felony, a quantity of Oxycontin. Bail set at $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond.

• Patrick C. Cyrus, 17, 85 Depot St., Gouverneur, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, class B felony, a quantity of morphine. Bail set at $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond.

• Katelin K. Thayer, 20, 227 Spencer St., Gouverneur, fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, class D felony, a quantity of ecstasy. Bail set $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond.

• Jessica L. Prashaw, 30, no address provided, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, class B felony, a quantity of Oxycontin. Bail set at $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond.

All were arraigned before Gouverneur Town Justice John W. Riordan and were remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on the bail stated above after hearing bail recommendations from the county D.A.’s office.

It’s expected that the matters will be presented to a term of the St. Lawrence County Grand Jury.

The investigation is continuing and further charges are expected.