Pair arrested after drug task force raid of E. Main Street residence in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — On 05/30/18, at about 11:45 am, members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 139 E. Main St. in the City of Watertown.  This is the residence of Crystal A. Pierce and has been the focus of an on-going drug investigation.

When entry was made into the residence it was found to be occupied by Ms. Pierce, Drew M. Schroy, and an 8 month old child.  Ms. Pierce is currently under the supervision of the Jefferson County Probation Department and Mr. Schroy is under the supervision of the NYS Division of Parole.  The scene and occupants were secured without incident.

At the conclusion of the search warrant a small quantity of heroin, 5 packets of spice (synthetic drugs), a digital scale, supplies and cutting agents used to package drugs for sale, and $6,085.00 in US currency were seized.

As a result, Crystal A. Pierce (age 27) was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Criminally using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd degree.

Drew M. Schroy (age 22) was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree.

Ms. Pierce and Mr. Schroy were arraigned in the City of Watertown Court by the Honorable Judge Renzi.

Ms. Pierce was held on $1,000.00 cash bail and Mr. Schroy was held without bail due to his past criminal history.

The Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force was assisted by the Watertown Police SRT and ID Unit, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office SERT Team, NYSP CNET, the Jefferspn County Probation Department, and the Jefferson County Department of Social Services.

This is an on-going investigation.

Additional arrests and charges are pending, police said.

Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force news release May 31, 2018