Police arrest suspects from 2013 bust

SARANAC LAKE – Police have finally arrested a pair of suspects they sought but weren’t able to locate during a roundup of suspected drug dealers 11 months ago.

Nicholas B. Kolbasook, 20, and Alissa R. Tucker, 20, both of Syracuse, were arrested around 5 p.m. Monday.

Police Chief Bruce Nason said Kolbasook was picked up by a law-enforcement agency in the Syracuse area, although he didn’t know what charges he faces there.

“His attorney made contact with our court and the district attorney to arrange for him to be arrested here,” Nason said. “(Tucker) was here in court with him, so we went over and picked her up. They knew we were looking for them, and they were just moving around. Sometimes it just takes a while to catch up to them.”

Police carried warrants for Kolbasook and Tucker during an Aug. 28, 2013, drug sweep that netted 18 arrests in the village. They weren’t found that day, and police suspected they were in Syracuse or Albany.

Kolbasook was charged Monday with third-degree criminal possession and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fourth-degree conspiracy, all of which are felonies, and second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor. Nason said the drug charges stem from Kolbasook allegedly selling cocaine and Suboxone.

Tucker was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of fourth-degree conspiracy and a single count of second-degree menacing. Nason said the drug-related charges stem from her allegedly selling cocaine on two occasions.

The menacing charges stem from a separate incident last year at a residence on Shepard Avenue. Nason said Tucker got into a dispute with two other women and pointed a rifle at them. A short time later, Kolbasook showed up and pointed what was described to police as an “AK-47” rifle at some of the same people, Nason said.

Kolbasook was arraigned in Harrietstown court on the drug-related charges and released. He was then arraigned in North Elba town court on the menacing charge and released.

Tucker was arraigned in Harrietstown court for the drug-related offenses and remanded to Franklin County Jail in Malone in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. She will be arraigned on the menacing charge in North Elba court at a later date.