FORT EDWARD — Two people were arrested this week in separate drug investigations in Washington County targeting heroin and prescription drug sales, police said.
A Whitehall man who was arrested last month for allegedly assaulting a police officer was charged this week with selling heroin, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Karim A. Thaxton, 38, of Broadway, was charged with felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance after an investigation by a number of police agencies, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
He is accused of selling the drug in the Hudson Falls area.
Thaxton was being held in Washington County Jail on charges related to a broken finger suffered by a Whitehall Police officer on Jan. 30 as they arrested him for allegedly possessing crack cocaine.
He was charged with felony counts of assault and tampering with physical evidence and misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest in that case, and was on parole at the time for a 2012 felony drug conviction in Saratoga County.
The Sheriff’s Office and Fort Edward Police also arrested Brandi L. Walsh, 34, of Fort Edward, for allegedly selling the prescription drug Suboxone in the village of Fort Edward on two occasions in recent months. Suboxone is a prescription drug used by opioid addicts.
She was charged with two felony counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child, because children were present during the sales, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Walsh also was jailed recently in an unrelated case, for allegedly stealing more than $3,000 from an elderly acquaintance who she was supposed to be assisting. She is being held in Washington County Jail pending further court action.
Hudson Falls Police, Fort Edward Police, Glens Falls Police and State Police assisted with the investigations.