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Three arrested in connection with heroin distribution in Oneonta

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Three people authorities say were involved in the possession and distribution of heroin in the City of Oneonta have been arrested, the Otsego County Sheriff's Office said.

Kquan "Paris" Brockington, 28, of Schenectady, is charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. Brockington faces up to 25 years in prison because of two previous felony convictions.

Cody Leslie Carter Barnes, 28, of Oneonta, is charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree. He faces up to 12 years in prison because of a previous felony possession felony.

Stephanie Lynne Whitehead, 22, of Oneonta, is charged with conspiracy in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. She faces up to four years in prison.

According to authorities, in the early morning of Jan. 31, members of the Otsego County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Bureau executed a search warrant on Chestnut Street in the City of Oneonta. Deputies and investigators from the sheriff's office, DEA special agents, Oneonta Police Department officers and New York State parole officers searched the residence and found the following items: 43 glassine envelopes containing heroin with a street value of $1,075; nine Suboxone sublingual strips, valued at $180; two baggies of powder cocaine with a value of $200; Adderall, Clonzapam and Xanax tablets valued at $75; an expandable baton (billy club); containers of dilutents that are commonly used to cut heroin and $1,075 in cash.

The arrests were part of a month-long investigation. Authorities say two-time convicted felon Brockington would bring drugs to Oneonta and convicted felon Barnes would broker drug deals for him.

The three were sent to the Otsego County Correctional Facility. Whitehead's bail was set at $10,000; Barnes' at $25,000 and Brockington is being held with no bail.

The Schenectady Police Department SIU also assisted with the investigation.

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