GRANBY – Michael Edward Shoults Sr., 52, of Granby, was arrested after an investigation by the Oswego County Drug Task Force.
After a search warrant was executed by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Emergency Service Unit, the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, the City of Fulton Police Department and members of the Oswego County Drug Task Force, Shoults was charged with the following:
Criminal possession of a weapon 3rd – Class D Felony
Criminal possession of a weapon 4th – Class A misdemeanor
Criminal possession of marihuana 2nd – Class D Felony
Endangering the welfare of a child – Class A misdemeanor
Unlawfully growing cannabis – Class A misdemeanor
Shoults is accused of possessing several firearms after previously being convicted of a felony.
He also allegedly possessed a pistol that had the serial number defaced.
Shoults was unlawfully growing cannabis and possessing over 16 ounces of marihuana, police said.
Shoults is also accused of endangering the welfare of the children present in the home due to the risk associated with the possession and sale of marihuana, which placed the children in danger due to the nature and risks associated with the trafficking of marihuana.
These risks include the dangers of drug related robberies and/or the risk of injury or harm related to the execution of search warrants conducted by police in an attempt to curtail such illegal activity.
Shoults was arraigned in the City of Fulton Court by Hon. Spencer J. Ludington and remanded to the Oswego County Public Safety Center in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 secure bond.
Anyone with information about this investigation or other drug related offenses are encouraged to call the Oswego County Drug Force anonymous tip line at 315-349-8222 or 888-728-9535.