OSWEGO, NY – As a result of the Oswego City Police Department’s on-going drug investigations, information was developed that a large quantity of illegal drugs were entering the City of Oswego for sale and distribution over the past several weeks.
Members of the Oswego City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division executed multiple search warrants, including four motor vehicles and two motel rooms at the Days Inn, located at 101 State Route 104 in the City of Oswego.
As a result of the search warrant executions, and associated investigation, the following were arrested and charged with one count each of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class E Felony:
Christos Fourkiotis, 30 years old, of 296 Meadowvale Crescent, Cornwall, Ontario (Canada)
Rodney D. LaLonde, 45 years old, of 16868 Atchison Road, Long-Sault, Ontario (Canada)
Dan J. Rode, 20 years old, of 423 Lacomb Road, Norfolk, NY 13667
Adam M. LaLonde, 20 years old, of 327 Roosevelt Road, Massena, NY 13662
Stephanie L. Smoke, 30 years old, of 60 Smoke Road, Hogansburg, NY 13655
Matthew P. Mitchell, 29 years old, of 33 Smoke Road, Akwesasne, NY 13655
The suspects were arraigned in Oswego City Court and subsequently remanded to the Oswego
County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond, with the exception of Matthew Mitchell, who was remanded in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bail bond.
Each is currently scheduled to return to Oswego City Court as follows:
Fourkiotis on July 7
Smoke, Rode, and A. LaLonde on July 21
Mitchell and R. LaLonde on July 26.
Two of the suspects, Fourkiotis and R. LaLonde, were also determined to have entered the United States from Canada illegally.
Additionally, police seized three motor vehicles alleged to have been used in the transport, sale and distribution of illegal drugs, approximately $102,000 in US currency and 5.6 grams of cocaine.
As always, Oswego Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.
Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]