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Three Charged in Barton Drug Raid; Sent to Tioga Jail

On Monday, New York State Police Community Narcotics Team – Southern Tier, along with State Police Owego, Tioga County Sheriff’s Office and the Waverly Police Department, executed a search warrant at a residence located at 637 State Route 17C in Barton, Tioga County. The search warrant was the result of an investigation into the possession and sale of crystal methamphetamine.  A search of the residence led to the seizure of one gram of crystal methamphetamine, suboxone strips, a digital scale and packaging material.

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

  • Richard E. Griffith, Sr.
    • Criminal Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (Misdemeanor) x 2 count
    • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Felony)
    • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Felony)
  • Richard E. Griffith, Jr.
    • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (Misdemeanor)
    • Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Felony)
    • Criminal Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (Misdemeanor) x 2 counts
  • Joshua M. Chapman
    • Crimanal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Felony)
    • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (Felony)
    • Criminal Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (Misdemeanor) x 2 counts

All three defendants were arraigned in the Town of Owego Court, where they were remanded to the Tioga County jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 property bond.