Witherbee man charged with selling cocaine

WITHERBEE A Witherbee man has been arrested and charged with the sale of cocaine. Bryan K. Platero, 50, of Silver Hill Road, Witherbee, has been indicted by an Essex County grand jury for three counts of felony third-degree sale of a controlled substance and three counts of felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested after the opening of the sealed indictment based on an undercover operation this summer. State police said Platero sold cocaine on three occasions in June 2007 at various locations in Moriah. Platero is currently being held in the Essex County Jail without bail.

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