OGDENSBURG — Three men from Queens and Buffalo believed to be part of a drug trafficking organization were arrested Wednesday after police discovered 50 bags of pre-packaged crack cocaine, other drugs and cash while executing a search warrant at Belmont Courts.
Two of the men were jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail or $20,000 bail bond, said Detective Daniel Mousaw of the Ogdensburg City Police Department.
The Ogdensburg Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit and uniformed patrols, as well as members of the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and Gouverneur Village Police, executed a search warrant at 157 Belmont Courts.
The search warrant execution came on the heels of a narcotics investigation, stemming from reports of drug traffic and crack cocaine sales at the address, said Mousaw.
During the search of the residence and people in the apartment, officers located a quantity of pre-packaged, bags of crack cocaine, a quantity of cash, a small quantity of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, police said.
A total of 50 pre-packaged bags of crack cocaine were found, with a street value of $5,000, police said.
Found in the residence, and subsequently arrested were Kaquane B. Bovain, a.k.a. “KO,” and “Sleezie,” 30, Queens, Triston L. Glenn, a.k.a. “T,” and “Fresh Money,” 31 Queens, and Reginald A. Barnes, a.k.a. “Day Day,” age 26, of Buffalo, police said.
According to police, Glenn was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Barnes was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony.
Bovain was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.
Glenn and Barnes were each arraigned in Ogdensburg City Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton, on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, officers said.
Bovain was released on an appearance ticket, returnable in Ogdensburg City Court Oct.18 at 8:30 a.m., said police.
According to police, none of the individuals located within the apartment were residents of that address, or of Ogdensburg.
Police said their investigation leads them to believe that these individuals are members of a drug trafficking organization based out of the Buffalo area.
Police continue to track the organization, and through a series of arrests of organization members, are working to eradicate their presence locally, Mousaw said.
Police said the investigation continues and further charges and more arrests are expected.