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MOIRA — Five Franklin County residents face charges from the New York State Police after a traffic stop on Route 11 in Moira, Friday evening.

All five occupants of a 2015 Ford F250, Jeffrey Jarvis, 39 of Burke, Chad Fountain, 39 of Bangor, Brandy Fountain, 38 of Bangor, Patrick Tremblay, 25 of Fort Covington, and Nolan Swamp, 27 of Hogansburg were arrested and charged with six counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree, and one count each of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell 5th degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance 4th degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell 3rd degree.

Fountain faces three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th degree, two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia 2nd degree, and one count each of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell 5th degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell 3rd degree, and obstruction of governmental administration 2nd degree.

According to a press release from the state police, the traffic stop occurred around 6:30 p.m. and upon investigation it was determined all five occupants of the pickup were in possession of an assortment of narcotics, controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia.

During the course of the state police investigation, Fountain fled on foot leading a state trooper in a foot pursuit, according to the press release, which states after Fountain was apprehended he tried to physically resists being taken into custody and was found to be in possession of cocaine, amphetamines, Suboxone, and drug paraphernalia.

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