Above: Christopher H. Fairbairn, Salvatore M. Esposito and Karen C. Certain. Photos via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.
Three people were charged with selling narcotics in and near the Delaware County village of Margaretville on Friday, July 29, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.
Thirty-nine-year-old Christopher H. Fairbairn of Weaver Hollow Rd. was arrested for allegedly selling heroin three times in the town of Middletown in March 2016, police say. He was charged with three counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Salvatore M. Esposito, a 69-year-old man who lives on Route 28 in Margaretville, was charged with allegedly selling Oxycodone and Fentanyl, both opioid prescription drugs, from his home in March, police say. He was charged with three counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Karen C. Certain, a 62-year-old living on Austin St., was charged with allegedly selling hydrocodone tablets from her home on three occasions in June and July, police say. She was charged with three counts of felony criminal sale of a controlled substance.
When police went to Certain’s house to arrest her, they discovered marijuana plants being grown outside her home in the village, according to the press release.
Because of the presence of the pot plants, police charged Certain with misdemeanor unlawful possession of marijuana and 61-year-old Robert M. Cline with misdemeanor unlicensed cultivation of cannabis, police say.
Fairbairn, Esposito and Certain were arrested after three separate investigations conducted by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division led to a sealed indictment from Delaware County Grand Jury, according to the press release.
All three dealers “have been causing problems for some time,” said Undersheriff Craig DuMond in a press statement.
The three were arraigned in Delaware County Court on Friday afternoon before County Court Judge Richard D. Northrup, Jr. and were all remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility to be held without bail, police say.