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City court sends drugs, untaxed cigarettes case to grand jury

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A drug possession and untaxed cigarettes case in Ogdensburg City Court on Tuesday will be heard by a St. Lawrence County grand jury.

Robert D. Leeson, 31, of 443 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Feb. 13 charges of felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance - 25 Suboxone pills - first-degree criminal nuisance, felony possession of untaxed cigarettes, criminal tax fraud - $2,192.40 in unpaid taxes — and fifth-degree criminal conspiracy.

Mr. Leeson is represented by attorney David A. Haggard, Canton.

In other cases Tuesday before Judge William R. Small:

Randy J. Coller, 45, of 308 Plimpton Road, will have a March 15 charge of felony criminal possession of a forged instrument against him heard by a grand jury. He is accused of changing the dates on a prescription for morphine.

Mr. Coller is represented by the St. Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office.

Jeffrey R. Rush, 29, of 105 Lake George Road, Russell, will have March 17 driving while ability impaired drugs and other charges against him heard by a grand jury. In addition to the DWAI charge, he is also accused of aggravated driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana, following too closely, operating in violation of restrictions and misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, which police identified as five Carisoprodol pills.

The aggravated DWI charge stemmed from a 7-year-old girl injuring her neck in a motor vehicle accident that led to Mr. Rush’s arrest.

Mr. Rush is represented by the public defender’s office.

Tina M. Carpenter, 37, of 657 Pray Road, Lisbon, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree criminal contempt to satisfy an April 2012 charge of second-degree criminal contempt. She was accused of violating a court order of protection. She was fined $100, surcharged $120, told to pay a $50 DNA fee and told to comply with a no-contact order of protection. She was represented by attorney Molly E. Clough, Ogdensburg.

Gloria M. Trombley, 23, last known address 318 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in six months of a December charge of unlawfully dealing with a child by giving alcohol to a minor. She was also ordered to perform 20 hours of community service.

She was represented by Mr. Haggard.

Keith L. Shaver, 39, of 818 Hamilton St., Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in six months of a Feb. 21 charge of second-degree harassment. The charge stemmed from an alleged argument with Joelle Dowe, of 144 River Road, Norfolk.

He was also told to comply with a six-month no-contact order of protection for her.

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