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New York City man has felony heroin charges from Massena sent up to county court

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MASSENA - A 33-year-old New York City man was returned to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility following his latest appearance in Massena Village Court.

Shawn W. “Shaft” Woodberry, of 10825 Liverpool, Jamaica, Queens, continued his not guilty plea to two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He was represented by attorney John A. Scarpa, New York City. Mr. Scarpa waived his client’s right to a preliminary hearing and the case was sent up to superior court for possible presentment to a grand jury.

He allegedly was in possession of 20 grams of crack cocaine and 2 grams of heroin on May 22 . He also allegedly was in possession of a Taser gun. Police said Woodberry has a prior criminal conviction and is not allowed to possess any weapons.

According to the state Department of Corrections and Community Services website, Woodberry was sentenced to one to three years in state prison in February 2002 in Broome County for third-degree attempted sale of a controlled substance. He had been sentenced to three years in prison in July 2006 for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in Broome County. He was released from the Franklin Correctional Facility, Malone, at the expiration of his parole sentence on Aug. 7, 2012.

The charges stemmed from the execution of a search warrant Friday evening at 95 South Grasse River Road.

In other recent court action before Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson:

■ Timothy D. Alguire Jr., 34, of 95 South Grasse River Road, pleaded not guilty to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and first-degree criminal nuisance.

The criminal nuisance charge alleges Alguire allowed drug activity to take place at his residence and benefited by gaining money and controlled substances, police said.

Investigators also said Alguire was in possession of 1 gram of a substance that reportedly field-tested positive for heroin packaged in several plastic bags that were designed for sale of the product.

Alguire, who has one prior misdemeanor conviction and three felony and two misdemeanor arrests, was sent back to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail continued at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. He posted bail prior to a preliminary hearing scheduled for Thursday morning.

■ Cindy M. Alguire, 43, also of 95 South Grasse River Road, continued her not guilty plea to one felony count of first-degree criminal nuisance. Her release under probation supervision was continued following her court appearance.

Police said heroin, crack cocaine, money and the stun gun were seized during the search warrant execution.

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