On Wednesday, June 29, at approximately 6:38 p.m., investigators with the Oswego County Drug Task Force stopped a 2007 Hyundai Sonata as it traveled northbound on State Route 48 near County Route 85 in the town of Granby.
The passenger in the vehicle, Eamon M. Scullin, 27, of 157 W. Third St, Apartment # 7, Oswego, NY, was the subject of a narcotics investigation.
Scullin was also wanted on a NYS Parole warrant.
He was arrested on the parole warrant and transported to the Oswego Police Department pending a search warrant application for his person and the vehicle.
The search warrant was issued and the subsequent search of Scullin’s person resulted in the seizure of one bag of heroin having a total weight of approximately 16.3 grams, police said.
Scullin was arrested and criminally charged with one count each of the following:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, more than a ½ ounce – Class B Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, Intent to sell – Class B Felony
It is believed that the heroin was destined to be sold in the city of Oswego.
16.3 grams of bulk heroin is the approximate equivalent of 543 individual dosage bags of heroin that are typically sold in Oswego for $20 each.
Total estimated street value of the seized heroin is approximately $10,866.
Scullin was arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.
It is unknown when Scullin is due to return to court.
The driver of the vehicle was not charged.
Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow said, “I’d like to commend the Oswego County Drug Task Force and the Oswego City Police Department for their work in catching this type of criminal activity and preventing a significant amount of heroin from hitting our streets and being sold in our community. We will continue to investigate and detect this sort of activity as we constantly focus on combating drugs in our community”
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, U.S. Border Patrol, Fulton City Police Department and Oswego City Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or other illegal drug activity is urged to contact investigators at 315-349-8222 or email [email protected]ocounty.com
All information will remain anonymous.