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Scriba Man Convicted On Felony Drug Charges

OSWEGO, NY – On Thursday (July 2), an Oswego County jury convicted Emmanuel A. Frederick (dob: 5/12/59) of Scriba, of three separate counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, for possessing more than a half an ounce of cocaine and for possessing cocaine and heroin with the intent to sell.

The trial began on June 29 and was presided over by the Hon. Donald E. Todd, Oswego County Court.

Chief ADA Mark Moody tried the case on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office.

Fredrick was represented by attorney Anthony DiMartino of Oswego.

The charges were based upon a joint investigation that was conducted on July 15, 2014, by members of the city of Oswego Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.

On that date, officers executed a search warrant on Mr. Frederick’s residence at 956 Middle Road, Lot 6W in the town of Scriba.

During the search, officers discovered heroin and more than ½ ounce of cocaine, both of which were packaged for sale.

Officers also located material used to package drugs in the trailer, as well as $700 in cash hidden in a vacuum cleaner.

In 2011, Frederick was convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class C felony, based upon the possession of cocaine at the same address in Scriba.

He was sentenced to 6 years in state prison and 3 years post-release supervision at that time.

Due to his prior felony conviction, Frederick faces a minimum sentence of 2 years and a maximum sentence of 12 years in state prison on each count.

District Attorney Gregory Oakes said, “Emmanual Frederick has been selling drugs and peddling poison for too long and he deserves a lengthy state prison sentence that removes him from our community.”

The District Attorney’s Office commends the efforts of the Oswego City Police Department, the U.S. Boarder Patrol, ICE, and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.

“I want to thank all of the officers who worked together to achieve this conviction. This was truly a team effort and demonstrates the value of police agencies working together to target dealers,” Oakes said.

After the trial, Judge Todd remanded Frederick to jail without any bail.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 28.