31 Charged in Heroin Bust in Tioga County and Finger Lakes
The Tioga County Sheriff’s office and other area law enforcement agencies are still looking for a half dozen suspects wanted in connection with the distribution of heroin in the Finger Lakes Region.
31 people are to be charged in connection with “Operation Un-Wise”, many of them from Ithaca but others from Candor, Spencer, Cortland and New York City.
Police are still looking for Arthur Erskine of Ithaca, Zachary Kelly of the Bronx, Angelo LeGrande of Ithaca, Yvette King of Lansing, Nichole Spence of Ithaca and Branden Schmeltz of Spencer.
The action involving the Tioga County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Attorney General’s Office Organized Crime Task Force and New York State Police in coordination with more than a dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies resulted in the identification of 31 suspects and a 217 count indictment on felony charges of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.
Authorities are asking anyone with information on the location of the six people still being sought to contact local law enforcement.
The following are facing charges:
39 year old Stormie Coyne of Ithaca
34 year old Joseph Besemer of Newfield
24 year old Saylee Bisgrove of Ithaca
25 year old Destiny Boda of Ithaca
31 year old Myia Boda of Ithaca
31 year old Corey Bond of Ithaca
28 year old Katie Crapo of Odessa
26 year old Michael Dawson of Willseyville
40 year old Arthur Erskine of Ithaca
32 year old Erica Farrell of Candor,
36 year old Diormi Feliz of New York City
28 year old Brittany Ford of the Bronx
34 year old Shanakia Gray of Newfield
32 year old Zachary Kelly of the Bronx
40 year old Yvette King of Lansing
37 year old Johnny Lee of Ithaca
42 year old Angelo LeGrande of Ithaca
28 year old Jerica Luoma of Ithaca
32 year old Eric MacDonald of Candor
29 year old Dustin Myers of Ithaca
38 year old Jose Polanco of New York City
19 year old Devon Rose of Willseyville
22 year old Branden Schmeltz of Spencer
43 year old Nicole Spence of Ithaca
25 year old Ayla Stewart-Boda of Ithaca
26 year old Savanna Washington of Candor
25 year old Justin Westbrook of Spencer
26 year old Joseph White of Cortland