60-year-old man charged in Oneida crack case

The investigation lasted several months, but police said they made an arrest in connection with the alleged sale of drugs in Madison County. Drug investigations in the county led to the arrest of several people last week.

Evidence compiled by members of the Oneida City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was presented to a Madison County grand jury regarding the possession and sale of drugs that allegedly took place at an address on West Railroad Street in Oneida. New York. The investigation focused specifically on allegations involving crack cocaine.

West Railroad Street in Oneida, New York Photo credit: Google (image taken April 2018) via Google Maps (July 2022)

West Railroad Street in Oneida, New York Photo credit: Google (image taken August 2018) via Google Maps (July 2022)

According to a written statement from the Oneida City Police Department, following the presentation of evidence to the grand jury, a warrant for the arrest of 60-year-old Stephen H. Putnam has been issued.

According to police, Putnam was located and taken into custody by officers on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. No physical injuries were reported during the arrest. He was arraigned in Madison County Court.

Putnam Photo Credit: Oneida City Police Department (June 2022)

Putnam Photo Credit: Oneida City Police Department (June 2022)

Putnam now faces the following charges:

  • two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (felony class B)
  • two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (felony Class B)

He was released on his own recognizance and is due to face charges in court at a later date.

Anyone with information that could be useful to the investigation is asked to call the police.

Anonymous calls, emails and messages can also be left with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by dialing: 1-866-730-8477 (ADVICE)by visiting www.mohawkvalleycrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile App. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Oneida City Police Department.  Regardless of any statements regarding potential evidence presented or accusations alleged, the reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24/7 to report them. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is needed, such as if you see the wanted person somewhere, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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