Moriah man faces drug charges

Police Report

A Moriah man has been arrested and charged with drug possession and sale.

Wayne J. Patenaude, 58, of Moriah was arrested Dec. 9 by state police. He was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. All are felonies.

Patenaude was arraigned in Essex County Court and sent to Essex County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

He will reappear in court Feb. 16.

Crown Point man charged

Ticonderoga Police arrested Joshua K. Rafferty, 24, of Crown Point, after the vehicle he was driving rolled over on Street Road in Ticonderoga at approximately 4 a.m. Dec. 17.

Rafferty was not injured in the crash

Police allege Rafferty’s blood-alcohol content was 0.15. He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors.

Rafferty was processed and released, and is scheduled to appear Jan. 11.

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