09 March 2020
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
On March 7, 2020, New York State Police arrested Joshua A. Heaton, age 28, of Potsdam, NY, on charges of Promoting Prison Contraband 1st degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th degree, both class D felonies, and Official Misconduct, a class A misdemeanor.
An investigation by the State Police and the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Office of Special Investigations revealed that Heaton, while employed as a correction officer at the Bare Hill Correctional Facility, brought K2 into the prison for delivery to an inmate.
Heaton was arraigned in Malone Town Court and released. He is due back in court in April 21, 2020.