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Unsealed indictments allege three sold drugs in Watertown area

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WATERTOWN — Three people were named in grand jury indictments unsealed Monday in Jefferson County Court alleging they had and sold drugs in separate incidents.

Zachary G. LaFex, 27, of 29822 Route 3, Lot 10, Black River, faces two counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, while Housery L. Rodriguez, 32, Bronx, and Julian F. Jordan, 36, Utica, face single counts of each charge.

According to court documents, Mr. LaFex had and sold heroin within the county on a day in mid-January and again six days later. He pleaded not guilty at arraignment on the charges and was sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on $10,000 bail.

The indictment charges that Mr. Rodriguez sold heroin in mid-April and that Mr. Jordan sold cocaine, also in mid-April. Both pleaded not guilty to the charges and were sent to the PSB, with Mr. Rodriguez ordered held by Judge Kim H. Martusewicz on $50,000 bail and bail set for Mr. Jordan at $15,000.

In other court activity:

Clifford A. LaRose Jr., 22, of 28830 Silver St., Theresa, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He admitted that on March 13 he possessed the driver’s license of Joshua T. Slate and used it to provide identification without Mr. Slate’s permission. He is expected to be sentenced July 18 to three years’ probation and be ordered to pay $188.56 in restitution. Police said at the time of Mr. LaRose’s arrest that he used Mr. Slate’s debit card to pay for the towing of a disabled vehicle.

Kevin C. Walcott, 22, of 223 W. Main St., admitted violating probation by being arrested in April on a third-degree assault charge and by continuing to use marijuana while under supervision. Sentencing was deferred while he seeks substance abuse treatment. He was serving five years’ probation imposed in 2013 on a conviction for third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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