CLAYTON Seven bundles of heroin, with a street value of up to $1,400, were recovered in a wooded area during the investigation into Tuesday nights home invasion on James Street, state police disclosed Friday.
The heroin was stolen during the burglary at the home of Jacob J. Traynor, 735 James St., according to Investigator Patrick A. Hathaway.
During the joint investigation by troopers and Clayton police, one of the suspects, Zane K. Abrahamson, 23, Fort Drum, was found, and he led us to where the heroin was stashed off County Route 181, Mr. Hathaway said. We would not have found it without his assistance.
Mr. Traynor is jailed under $20,000 bail on charges of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
The heroin was his, Mr. Hathaway alleged.
Mr. Hathaway said the two men and two women had a double motive in committing the crime: to steal heroin and cash. They were under the assumption that Mr. Traynors father, winner of $1 million in the Pennsylvania lottery, might have cash in the house, but his father, William Traynor, does not live there, Mr. Hathaway said.
A laptop computer and a cellphone also were stolen and were recovered.
Also being held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, Watertown, are the four charged with second-degree burglary: Mr. Abrahamson, Byron L. Wyche, 19, Fort Drum, and Brooke E. Staniski, 20, and Chelsea D. Sheehy, 20, both of 845 Starbuck Ave., Watertown.