PLATTSBURGH POLICE DEPARTMENT
“City Police arrest two in connection with drug activity”
As a result of an ongoing investigation into the possession, sale and use of illicit narcotics, including heroin, crack and cocaine, the Plattsburgh City Police Department Narcotics Unit, the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office and Members of the New York State Police, executed a search warrant on a known drug house at 53 Oak St. in the City of Plattsburgh on August 3rd, 2017.
The search of apartment #2 resulted in the arrest of Kristy L. Seymour (06/03/1978) and David A. Rodriguez (03/07/1979) for CRIMINAL NUISANCE in the 1st Degree a Class “E ”Felony. (NYS Penal Law 240.46 “A person is guilty of Criminal Nuisance in the 1st degree when he knowingly conducts or maintains any premises, place or resort where persons come or gather for purposes of engaging in the unlawful sale of controlled substances…”). The search was due to public health concerns that arose after information was obtained through the investigation that many person(s) were frequenting the residence in apartment #2 for the purposes of engaging in the use and sale of heroin, crack and cocaine. Earlier in the day, City Police and City EMS responded to the residence for a reported drug overdose.
The search resulted in the seizure of many items of drug paraphernalia utilized in and associated with the use of heroin, crack and cocaine. The arrestees were arraigned in City Court by the Honorable Judge Mark Rogers this morning and were committed to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of bail in the amount of $10,000.00 cash/$50,000.00 bond.
Chief Parkinson Said: “The Plattsburgh City Police Department is committed to continue an aggressive approach in identifying these types of criminal behaviors that are associated with the serious Opioid Epidemic that has hit our community. It must be said that this particular case involved more than just law enforcement, but many concerned citizens and public employees who had a watchful eye on the activities and serious health concerns relating to this particular premise. For that we thank you! We ask for the continued cooperation from our citizens. Our resolve to keep our City safe, peaceful and beautiful will not be deterred. The City Police Department is working with other City Departments to avoid future problems at this location as well as other neglected properties throughout the city”.
Mayor Read added, “This is an excellent example of how collaboration across agencies and departments help to keep our city safe. Many eyes on situations like this allow us to exercise multi-pronged approaches to combat the serious opioid problem facing cities like ours.”
Submitted by Chief Kenneth R. Parkinson