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NYC man indicted on drug charges; Norwood man indicted on rape charges


CANTON — The St. Lawrence County grand jury Friday indicted a New York City man who was arrested May 30 in a crack cocaine raid in Ogdensburg that also located a 15-year-old boy missing from North Carolina.

Joseph A. Peterkin, 32, of 283 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn, is being charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. All four charges are class B felonies.

It is alleged that Mr. Peterkin, who police said goes by the name “Drama,” possessed cocaine and sold it to another person in Ogdensburg.

Mr. Peterkin was arrested by city police after in a raid at 309 Montgomery St. At the time, he was wanted for absconding from parole release on a charge of possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

The search also led to the discovery of a 15-year-old boy staying at the residence who had been brought there from North Carolina to help with crack cocaine sales, according to police.

Police said the minor was brought to New York without the knowledge of his parents, who discovered him missing Wednesday morning.

He was turned over to the county Social Services Department, which will arrange for him to be returned home, police said.

The grand Jury also indicted Andrew J. Regan, 33, of 136 Regan Road, Norwood, on a charge of first-degree rape, a class B felony. It is alleged that on Aug. 9, 2009, in the village of Norwood, he engaged in sexual intercourse with a woman, now 27, who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless.

Regan was arrested on Feb. 13 by state police on these charges and had been released on his own recognizances.

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