A husband and wife who were the alleged victims of a home invasion robbery in August have been indicted on charges that they allowed their residence to be a place where people gathered to possess marijuana.
Glenn M. Gallo and Sabrina L. Gallo, both 23, face counts of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, fourth-degree conspiracy, fourth-degree criminal facilitation, second-degree criminal nuisance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia.
The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Thursday in Jefferson County Court. It is alleged that on Sept. 15, they possessed more than 16 ounces of marijuana and scales used to weigh the drug at their residence at 329 McClelland St. It further is alleged that they allowed their residence to be a place where people gathered to possess marijuana.
The charges stem from a raid on their residence by the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force. The raid occurred about five weeks after four men allegedly entered the residence armed with a large piece of wood and a knife, and some cash and a television set were stolen, according to police. Two men have been indicted on robbery charges in that incident.
Other indictments handed up:
Brandon K. Page, 31, Watertown, is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and single counts of second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and first-degree perjury. It is alleged that on July 26, he forced his way into the apartment of Lashonda C. Page at Brady Acres in Carthage and hit Daniel Okor several times on the head with his fists and a belt buckle. Mr. Okor suffered a cut above his left eye, a dislocated shoulder and bruises, according to the indictment. Mr. Page also is alleged to have lied to a grand jury investigating the matter Jan. 19.
Kortney L. Leeson, 21, Clayton, faces four counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts each of fifth-degree welfare fraud, third-degree identity theft and petit larceny. It is alleged that on Oct. 1, she possessed another womans public benefits card and used it to make purchases at Price Chopper and Dollar General stores on Arsenal Street.
Korey P. Jones, 27, Watertown, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. It is alleged that on Aug. 7 in Watertown, he possessed a handgun stolen from the residence of John Carter, Black River.
Kevin T. Maguire, 24, Rodman, is charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. It is alleged that on Feb. 28, he possessed more than 8 ounces of marijuana and metal knuckles at his residence at 21577 Pork Hill Road.
Christine M. Ostman, 23, Watertown, faces charges of fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. It is alleged that on April 15, she stole more than $1,000 worth of stereo equipment from Jeremy Hoffman, Calcium.