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Essex County Drug Task Force nabs 6 offenders

— Six people were arraigned in Essex County Court on June 28 for felony drug charges.

All defendants were remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of bail. The next court date has been set for Sept. 13.

Those arrested include: Kelly Porter, 52, of Ticonderoga, was charged with fourth degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance.

Richard Ruger, 23, of Ticonderoga, was charged with fifth degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance.

Jesse Maye, 26, of Ticonderoga, was charged with fourth degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Gregory Cadiz, 25 of Plattsburgh, was charged with two counts of third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Brandon Bashaw, 25, of Bangor, was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Brett Richardson, 24, of Lake Placid was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Bashaw, Cadiz, and Richardson were arrested on June 26, after an investigation revealed they were allegedly possessing and selling cocaine and ecstacy.

These investigations and arrests were completed by the Essex County Drug task force which is comprised of the Essex County District Attorney’s office, New York State Police, Essex County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Placid Police Department, Saranac Lake Police Department and the Ticonderoga Police Department.

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