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Three individuals involved in confrontation have drugs cases adjourned until July

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MASSENA - Three people jailed following a June 14 confrontation at 2224 state Route 420 have had their misdemeanor drug cases adjourned until July.

Rachel Riley, 23, of Massena; Chad S. Wickwire, 29, of Massena; and Derek Sessions, 23, of Norfolk had each been jailed on $1,000 cash bail after being charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after state and village police responded to a reported of an armed home invasion.

Massena-based state police had also charged Riley with possession of a hypodermic needle and unlawful possession of marijuana. She was also picked up on a warrant for failure to appear as directed on a petit larceny count pending in Massena Village Court.

Riley had also been held on an additional $500 warrant on the bench warrant.

Wickwire was released from custody after posting bail on June 16, and Riley and Sessions left jail the next day after posting bail. Riley had still been in custody when she appeared in village court earlier in the day.

The trio were among eight people who were charged in connection with a confrontation on the evening of June 14 that took place at the residence in the town of Massena.

Two women were charged with felony criminal mischief counts for breaking a window after they were denied entrance to the home, and six people inside the residence were charged after police observed heroin inside the residence where they were gathered.

Riley, Sessions and Wickwire all had their cases adjourned due to the lack of an attorney during their appearances last week before Massena Town Justice Gerald P. Sharlow.

Wickwire was represented by attorney Denice (Goodrich) Smith, but she told the court she would be unable to represent him because another attorney at her firm, Effie Kyriakopolous, was representing one of the women charged with attempting to break into the home.

Mr. Sharlow told Sessions and Riley that attorneys had not been assigned to represent them and adjourned their cases until late July so they can have legal counsel with them during their next court appearance.

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