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Grand jury for Ogdensburg drug suspect.

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An Ogdensburg woman facing multiple drug charges will have her case heard by a St. Lawrence County grand jury.

In city court on Tuesday, Melissa L. McLear, 31, 623 State St., waived her right to a preliminary hearing. She is facing Sept. 17 charges of three counts of D felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, three counts of A misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and one count of A misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police said the arrests stemmed from investigation when Dr. James Edmond, Clifton Park, discovered that prescriptions that he hadn’t endorsed had been stolen from his office, forged and then filled by the two suspects for Ritalin and Suboxone at pharmacies in Ogdensburg. She is a patient of his.

Ms. McLear is represented by the St. Lawrence County Conflict Defender’s Office.

In other cases Tuesday before Judge William R. Small:

—Bradley S. Stewart, 31, of 919 Ford Ave., Ogdensburg, was given a one-year conditional discharge, fined $850 and surcharged $200 for a May 12 charge of criminal possession of marijuana.

He was represented by attorney Richard K. Champney.

—Orry K. Keller, 21, of 303 Ogden St., Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct to satisfy July 23 charges of petit larceny and third-degree criminal trespass.

He was accused of taking vending machine snacks at the Elsa M. Luksich Municipal Pool.

He was given a one-year conditional discharge, fined $100, surcharged $120 and told to perform 40 hours of community service.

He was represented by the St. Lawrence County Public Defender’s Office.

—Richard P.J. Teriele, 23, of 826 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg, will have his case heard by a St. Lawrence County grand jury. He is accused of second-degree burglary in allegedly taking a 2002 Jeep Wrangler belonging to Sean D. Barber, Ogdensburg.

He was represented by attorney Denice M. Smith.

—Tara M. Redmond, 28, of 1113 Ford St., Ogdensburg, was sentenced to 179 days in St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, for a charge of petit larceny that was amended from an original charge of third-degree robbery. She allegedly stole on Sept. 1 $600 from a wallet belonging to Jessie L. Young, of 11 Maiden Lane, Lisbon.

Ms. Redmond was represented by attorney Bradford C. Riendeau.

—Mitchell W. LaRose, 26, of 108 Albany Ave., Ogdensburg, was sentenced to 60 days in St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, after admitting to violating a conditional discharge and for not paying restitution on a petit larceny charge.

He was represented by the conflict defender’s office.

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