FEB 02 (ALBANY, N.Y.) — Two former Oneonta residents, Dylan J. Clark and Michelle L. Slonaker, were arrested last Friday as part of “Operation Gold Rush” that was conducted by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the Oneonta Police Department (OPD), and the Albany District Office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, into the distribution of oxycodone powder in and around Otsego County.
The two defendants, Clark and Slonaker, were indicted by the County Grand Jury in early January 2013 for an oxycodone powder sale that occurred in the City of Oneonta in May 2011. The Otsego County Court issued a sealed indictment warrant of arrest for them on January 11th, 2013.
The OCSO Criminal Investigation Division developed information of a possible residence for Slonaker in Orange County, NY. Early last Friday morning, NYSP investigators from the Violent Felony Warrant squad and other law enforcement officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals NY – NJ Regional Task Force located Slonaker at her Middletown, NY residence and arrested her on the sealed indictment warrant of arrest. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office picked Slonaker up at the State Police Liberty barracks and brought her back to Otsego County. She was arraigned that afternoon by County Court Judge Brian D. Burns and remanded to the OCCF on $20,000 bail.
Friday afternoon Clark was located at a residence on Wells Bridge Rd in the Town of Unadilla by the OCSO with the assistance of the Oneonta PD and Otsego County DA’S Office SIU. Clark was arrested by the OCSO on the sealed indictment warrant of arrest. Later that afternoon he was arraigned by County Court Judge Brain D. Burns and remanded to the OCCF on $50,000 bail.Clark, a convicted felon for a CPCS 3rd charge in 2001, faces up to nine years in state prison. Slonaker, also a convicted felon who was convicted of attempted CPCS 4th in 2009, faces up to twelve years in prison.