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September 21, 2018

Granby Woman Facing Felony Drug Charge


FULTON, NY – On Friday, April 17, the Oswego County Drug Task Force concluded an investigation into the possession and sales of heroin in and around the city of Fulton.

Karastie A. Pfendler

Karastie A. Pfendler

At approximately 6:15 p.m.,  a search warrant was executed for  Karastie A. Pfendler, 23, of 536 County Route 3, Granby, while she was operating a vehicle in the 700 block of  South Fourth Street in the city of Fulton.

A total of 42 illegally possessed Oxycodone tablets, 11 bags of heroin and a small amount of marihuana were seized from the vehicle, according to police.

A subsequent search warrant was executed at Pfendler’s home where an additional 7 bags of heroin were seized, police said.

As the investigation continued it was learned that Pfendler was allegedly storing additional heroin at a residence on State Route 49 in the town of Palermo.

A consent search was conducted at that residence and an additional 50 bags of heroin was seized, police said.

In total, 68 bags of heroin having an approximate street value of $1,360 was seized.

It is alleged that Pfendler possessed all of the heroin with the intent to sell such.

On Friday April 24, Pfendler was arrested and criminally charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, intent to sell – Class B Felony
Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree – Class A Misdemeanor
Unlawful Possession of Marihuana – Violation

Pfendler was arraigned in Fulton City Court and placed on pre-trial release.

The case has been waived to Oswego County Court and no future court date has been set as of this time.

The Oswego County Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, NYS University Police at Oswego, Fulton City Police Department and Oswego City Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding these investigations or other illegal drug activity is urged to contact investigators at 315-349-8222 or email [email protected]

All information will remain anonymous.

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