2017-07-26 / Front Page

Another local drug bust

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Roxbury residents arrested

     A Roxbury man and woman were arrested by Delaware County Sheriff's Office Investigators on felony drug possession charges Monday following a probation search that led to the seizure of approximately one hundred (100) grams of powder and crack cocaine, over eleven hundred dollars ($1100.00) cash and a number of fireworks.  

     The drugs were located on Monday by Sheriff's Investigators and K-9 “Ozzie” while assisting Delaware County Probation Officers conduct a search of a probationer’s residence and vehicles in accordance with the terms and conditions of the man’s probation.

      Sheriff’s Investigators arrested and charged 30 year old probationer David A. Dykstra and 33 year old Lisa M. Skala with two class B felony offenses of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Unlawfully Dealing with Fireworks.  Skala was also charged with the class A misdemeanor offense of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (Suboxone).

      Dykstra was being supervised by the Delaware County Probation Department as a result of a 2016 felony conviction in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, for conspiracy to possess a controlled substance and the subsequent interstate transfer of his probation supervision to Delaware County, New York.  The Hunterdon County, N.J., Probation Department has been advised of Dykstra’s arrest and may take future action to violate Dykstra’s probation.

      Sheriff’s Investigators estimate the street value of the seized crack and powder cocaine to be approximately $10,000.  

      Dykstra and Skala were arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court by Justice Richard Gumo and were both remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 cash bail pending further court action.

     Regarding the arrests Undersheriff Craig DuMond remarked “these individuals, as well as other recent arrests, mark a significant blow to narcotics trafficking in this area of Delaware County.  Our Investigators and Deputies have worked tirelessly to identify and remove long-time dealers from our communities, making our County a better place to live, work and raise a family.  We will not waiver in our pursuits and are fully committed to this cause.” 



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