Brooks Baker: Nine Drug Arrests Made – Nine More To Come

June 7, 2018

The Steuben County District Attorneys Office, lead by the Bath Village Police Department, along with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and Corning Police, made over half a dozen arrests today. Officials say that four suspects from Bath, two suspects from Rochester, two from Campbell and one from Corning, are accused of selling drugs in Bath. Steuben County D.A. Brooks Baker tells Wlea News, that it’s not over yet. “We had nine arrests that were a product of 26 indictments, and we have nine more warrants out there,” Baker said. The D.A. compared the arrest sweep in Bath to a recent string of arrests in Hornell (those arrests happened on March 1, in Hornell). Bath Village Police Chief Chad Mullen says it was called “Operation Safe Summer”. Mullen told Wlea News, that “that’s the reason why we’re out here, to make the community safer.”

Mullen says that most of the drugs were crack cocaine, and heroin, and that there were some prescription pills too.

See full press release below:

The Village of Bath Police Department and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Corning Police Department, New York State Police and the Steuben County District Attorneys drug initiative, report the following grand jury indictment arrests. These arrests stem from a four month investigation into narcotics sales in and around the village of Bath which culminated into a joint narcotics sweep named Operation Safe Summer that took place on 06/07/2018.;
Frank L. McCray, age 47, of 23W. William St., Bath, was arrested for 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 3 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, all class B felonies. He was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Gerald D. Iverson, age 48, of 97 Elba St., Rochester, was arrested for 4 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 4 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, all class B felonies. He was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

William J. Trenchard, age 37, of Bath, NY, was arrested for 1 count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, both class D felonies. He was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Gordon H. Clayson, age 47, of 101 W. Washington St, Bath, NY, was arrested for 1 count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree a class C felony and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony. He was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Jessica A. Austin, age 34, of Holland American Hotel, Bath, NY, was arrested for 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both class B felonies. She was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Joseph R. Bennett Jr, age 31, of 8832 State Route 415, Campbell, NY, was arrested for 1 count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree a class C felony and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a class D felony. He was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Carl J. McCoy, age 50, of 153 Winter Roth St, Rochester, NY, was arrested for 3 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 3 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, all class B felonies.

During the arrest of Carl J. McCoy a White BMW was seized and a large amount of crack-cocaine was located in the motor vehicle was seized. Carl J. McCoy was subsequently arrested for 1 more count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. He was arraigned in front of Village Justice Chauncey Watches and remanded to the Steuben County Jail.

Zachary D. Fulkerson, age 27, of 7422 Knowles Rd. Campbell, NY, was arrested for 1 count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both class B felonies. He was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Sean Riley, age 32, of the Town of Corning, NY, was arrested for 1 count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, both class B felonies. He was remanded to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

“This was an excellent example of inter-agency cooperation” said Chief Mullen. “All members of the Village of Bath Police Department, along with all of our Steuben County law enforcement partners, are to be commended on an outstanding job.”