|Three Arrested Following Drug Bust in Town of Martinsburg
11/08/18 06:00pm By: Nick Altmire
drug bust on the West Road on Saturday.
Few details are available at this time, as the investigation is continuing.
Officials plan to hold a press conference regarding the incident at some point in
the future, where additional details will be provided.
Currently, linkinglewiscounty.com is able to confirm with officials the
following arrests and associated charges:
Ashley Ward, 21, and Derek Damuth, 24, were each charged with:
Mr. Damuth was additionally charged with one count of Resisting Arrest, a
class A misdemeanor.
Both were arraigned in the Village of Lowville Court, with bail set at $10,000
cash or $20,000 bond for Ward and $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond for Damuth.
A third individual was arrested and taken into custody on federal charges, with
no further information currently available.
Agencies involved in the operation include the New York State Police Com
munity Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), the Lewis County Drug Task
Force, the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
(DEA), and the Lewis County District Attorney's Office.
Again, the investigation into the matter is ongoing and we will provide additional
details when available.