Police in Massena charge four after pot bust on Churchill Avenue
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:09 pm

 

Above, are three of the four people arrested. From left, Megan L. LaRock, Caleb J. Mossow and Brian M. Berry.

MASSENA – Four people were arrested at 44 Churchill Ave. for possessing thousands of dollars worth of marijuana and concentrated cannabis as well as THC infused chocolate bars and candy.

Police said the address is about 659 feet from Massena High School and Nightengale Elementary School.

Massena police, assisted by the county Drug Task Force, sheriff’s department, U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security department, executed a search warrant at the address on May 16.

The search turned up approximatly $12,000 worth of dabs (concentrated cannabis), approximately 8.95 ounces of marijuana with a street value of $2500, and approximitly $26,931 in U.S. currency due to the execution of the search warrant.

Also located were several packages of THC-infused gummy bears, THC-infused lollipops, and THC-infused chocolate bars, said police.

Caleb J. Mossow, a resident of the address, was charged with first-degree criminal sale of marijuana, third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child under 17.

He was arraigned in front of Justice Patrick Serguson and remanded to the county jail in Canton on $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.

A second resident of the address, Megan L. LaRock, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

She was arraigned in front of Justice Patrick Serguson and was remanded to the county jail in Canton on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

A third resident, Isabelle K. Barras, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with an appearance ticket for Massena village court.

Police also charged Brian M. Berry of Norfolk with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He was ticketed, released and is also scheduled to appear in village court.

At left, some of the THC infused chocolate bars police say they recovered. At right, are other THC products that police say were turned up during the investigation.