Two Ogdensburg residents face meth-related charges following report of squatting in Canton
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:54 am

CANTON – Two Ogdensburg residents face methamphetamine making charges following a report of squatters on Riverside Drive in Canton, according to village police.

Joshua Bouchey, 39, of Ogdensburg was charged with one count of third-degree unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine, a class D felony.

Jamie Gaines was charged with one felony count each of third-degree unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and false personation.

The charges came after police found a male and a female subject were found inside of the residence and the landlord and the tenant declined to press charges for trespass. The male and female provided their names and they left the area on foot with their belongings, police said.

Shortly after the pair left, the renter located property that the pair had left behind, which included a small cooler with methamphetamine making materials inside. The male, identified as Bouchey, was located in the Family Dollar Parking lot on Main Street in Canton and he was found to have a backpack containing two active one-pot meth labs and other meth-making materialse. The female, later identified as Gaines, was located in the wooded area off of the SUNY Canton footbridges. Gaines had a backpack that contained white, powdery substances that field tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as other materials consistent with making meth, according to police.

Both defendants were arraigned in Canton Town Court remanded to the St. Lawrence County jail on $10,000 cash bail.

Canton Police were assisted by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, the New York State Police and their CCSERT Team, SUNY Canton University Police, the St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office and St. Lawrence Safety & Security and the Canton Fire & Rescue Department.