Utica Man Facing Felony Drug Charges In Oswego


OSWEGO, NY – On February 26, at approximately 6:42 p.m., investigators with the Oswego County Drug Task Force, assisted by officers of the Oswego City Police Department, stopped a Chevrolet Cobalt on State Route 481 north of County Route 57 in the city of Oswego.

The ensuing investigation resulted in search warrants being issued and 8.2 grams of heroin were recovered from the person of Eugene J. Gibbs, 23, of 745 South St., Apartment #1, Utica, according to police.

Eugene J. Gibbs
Eugene J. Gibbs

Gibbs was arrested and charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree, with intent to sell – Class B Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th degree – Class C Felony

It is alleged that the heroin Gibbs possessed was intended for sale within the city of Oswego and had a street value of approximately $5,500.

Gibbs was processed and arraigned in Oswego City Court where he was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bail bond.

He is scheduled to return to Oswego County Court on March 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Further arrests are a possibility in this investigation.

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.