Several people arrested after investigations of three separate meth labs in Ogdensburg
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Clockwise, from top left, Joshua Frajda, Santanna Budd, Shania Dobbs, Stephen Bogart, Jade Boyer and Jason Montroy.

OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Police Department arrested several suspects after investigating three separate methamphetamine labs over the weekend.

Friday, Sept. 14

The Ogdensburg Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop Friday, Sept. 14 on the 1100 block of Congress Street and the driver, Joshua M. Frajda, 31, was found to be in possession of several components commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.

A search of Frajda’s residence at 1111 Congress St. uncovered several more components utilized to manufacture methamphetamine, including several “one pot” meth labs.

Frajda was arrested and charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony, and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned in city court and remanded to St. Lawrence County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond.

Saturday, Sept. 15

The following evening, Saturday, Sept. 15, a city police road patrol conducted a traffic stop on the 700 block of Paterson Street and requested the assistance of the department’s K9 unit during the stop. A search of the vehicle by the K9 unit uncovered a methamphetamine lab and a quanity of the drug in the vehicle.

Three individuals were charged in connection with the incident.

Police arrested Santanna M. Budd, 27, of 325 Mansion Ave., Ogdensburg, for third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony; and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony. Budd was arraigned in city court and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Jail on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bail bond.

Shania L. Dobbs, 27, of 621 Jersey Ave., Ogdensburg, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct. Dobbs was released on an appearance ticket to return in city court at a later time.

Jason A. Montroy, 41, of 4892 County Route 14, Madrid, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marihuana, and several traffic violations. He was ticketed, released and is scheduled to appear in city court at a later time.

City police were assisted at the scene by the Ogdensburg Fire Department, the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police CCSERT.

Sunday, Sept. 16

On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 16, a city police road patrol investigated a chemical odor at 109 St. Lawrence Ave. As a result of the initial investigation, the department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at the residence.

Following the search, Jade M. Boyer, 32, a resident at 109 St. Lawrence Ave.; and Stephen D. Bogart, 42, of 400 Madison Ave. were both charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Both were arraigned in city court and remanded to the county jail without bail.

City police were assisted in this incident by the Ogdensburg Fire Department, the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police CCSERT.