Massena mayor arrested on drug charges
MASSENA, N.Y. (WCAX) - New York authorities will be answering questions Wednesday afternoon after Massena’s mayor was arrested on drug charges Tuesday.
It’s all part of an undercover operation by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the St. Lawrence County District Attorney.
The sheriff’s office says special agents tried to stop Mayor Timmy Currier’s car Tuesday afternoon after reports of apparent drug sales and possession. They say Currier didn’t pull over and led police on a chase through town. Before stopping his car, they say Currier threw one gram of crack cocaine out his passenger window.
Currier was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and failure to comply with an officer.
He was arraigned virtually and will be in court at a later date.
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