Duo arrested on drug charges

LAKE GEORGE - Two area men have been arrested on various drug-related charges as the result of a continuing joint investigation between the Warren County Sheriff's Office and the Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force.

The investigation began earlier this year when information was obtained about men selling heroin, prescription pills and possibly trafficking marihuana in the Lake George, Queensbury areas as well as some activity taking place in Saratoga and Washington County.

On March 31, police arrested Jesse Potter, 28, of Birch Ave, Lake George and John T. Wright, 29, of county Rte. 77 in Greenwich, and charged them with Attempted Criminal Possession of second-degree marijuana, and fifth-degree Conspiracy. Police said the two attempting to purchase over eight pounds of marihuana from another person. At the time of the arrests police seized nearly $7,000 from Wright and Potter that was allegedly to be for the marijuana purchase.

Currently on parole, Wright has an extensive criminal history. He was arraigned and held at the Warren County Jail with no bail.

Potter was issued an appearance ticket on those charges and released to return to Lake George Court at a later date.

On April 8, 2009 as the result of a Grand Jury Indictment, Potter was arrested on the additional felony charge of Criminal Sale of third-degree Controlled Substance for selling heroin. Potter was also charged with two felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, which stem from the alleged heroin sale and prescription Oxycodone pills that Potter had in his possession at the time of this arrest.

Potter was arraigned in Warren County Court and sent to the Warren County Jail. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected, police said.

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