On February 6, 2024, New York State Police Troop D Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team, Special Operations Response Team, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and uniformed members executed a search warrant at 135 Lynch Road in the Town of Fairfield.

As a result of the execution of the search warrant, Frank P. Dufford, age 30, from Little Falls; his brother, Jacob J. Dufford, age 28, from Little Falls; and Alexis T. Mackey, age 29, from Chittenango, were arrested.  Investigators seized a quantity of crack cocaine, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. Additionally, an illegally possessed weapon was located. All three defendants were arraigned in the Village of Herkimer Court.

Frank P. Dufford was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (D-felony), Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd degree (B-felony), Criminal and (3) counts Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree (A-misdemeanor).  He was remanded to the Herkimer County Jail on $75,000 cash bail and $150,000 bond.

Jacob J. Dufford was charged with Criminal Possession of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd degree (B-felony) and (3) counts Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree (A-misdemeanor). He was transported to the Herkimer County Jail and held on no bail due to an active bench warrant out of the Herkimer County Court for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th.

Alexis T. Mackey was taken into custody on an active bench warrant out of Oneida City Court for Burglary 3rd degree and Grand Larceny 4th degree.  She was turned over to the Oneida City Police Department.

A search warrant was previously executed on this residence on June 22, 2023.  The New York State Police were assisted by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office in this investigation.