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Mineola Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

Charles A. Attard charged with selling cocaine to undercover officers.

A Mineola man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly selling cocaine to undercover officers in Potsdam, NY.

According to Potsdam Village Police, The St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force, including members of the village police department, conducted several undercover purchases from 18-year old Charles A. Attard and seized $1,600 in cash.

Attard, a member of the Mineola High School Class of 2012 and currently a SUNY Potsdam student, is being charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony.

He was arraigned Tuesday in Potsdam Village Court and sent to St. Lawrence County jail in Canton in lieu of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

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Geoffrey Walter (Editor) December 06, 2012 at 11:23 PM
The following comment was posted on the Mineola Patch Facebook page by Valeria Goncalves Mota: "May God give the entire Attard family the strength, understanding and love to deal with this. Nice kid, Nice family...God Bless!"
Drew Martone December 07, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Priscilla - I feel for the family. They don't deserve this. Whatever Charlie did, he brought on by himself .
mimi December 07, 2012 at 04:20 AM
I think it was tasteless to put up his picture from his graduation day. The mug shot sufficed. It was unnecessary to put his family through further embarrassment.
Rondo Bean December 07, 2012 at 04:25 AM
The only person who put this family through embarrassment is the small-town thug caught selling coke - not a new site that used a picture of him.
Cypher December 07, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Love the dingbats here concerned about how "embarassing" this is for the family. How about for the families this A TTARD ruined? The A TTARDs raised this A TTARD. It's an A TTARD.
hypocrite December 07, 2012 at 03:02 PM
gee Drew....if he sold your kid coke,would still think he is a nice boy?
lllll December 07, 2012 at 03:11 PM
can everyone just leave the family alone, how about everyone keeps their comments to themselves , maybe you can find something else to talk about.
Gunners December 07, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I think it is a shame that mineola patch put up this article and picture I is nobody's bussiness but his family's Gunnerb
Gunners December 07, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I think it is a shame that the Mineola patch would even put this article up it is nobody's business but the family's
Gunners December 07, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Mineola patch should be ashamed of itself for even putting this article up it is nobody's business but the family
Cypher December 07, 2012 at 07:14 PM
This is nobody's business but the family's??? Gunners must be an A TTARD. The A TTARD committed a CRIME. It's everybody's business. And now the A TTARDs wants to shut the news so that folks don't know what A TTARDs raises.
writer921 December 07, 2012 at 09:24 PM
In response to the comment by "hypocrite," Mr. Attard is not a bad guy. Obviously people make bad decisions but when they do, we certainly shouldn't shun them like that. This is when people need help the most.
writer921 December 07, 2012 at 09:33 PM
So you're saying that he doesn't have free will for his actions? His family is a great group of people. The decisions he made or will make are his choice. Do not take it out on the family, especially if you don't know them. What is a real shame though is your lack of maturity. No body is asking about your upbringing now though are they?
Enrique Iglesia December 07, 2012 at 09:50 PM
The whole A-TTARD joke is probably a joke that he heard when he was 5 years old. Keep your immaturity to yourself. I want to see you say all this to the family in person but I guarantee you won't because 1) you are a coward and 2) you will realize what a wonderful group of people they really are. Charlie is a great kid and just got caught up in something bad in which will hurt him for the rest of his life, but let's hope and pray that he has the strength to bounce back from this and get his life back in check instead of making cruel comments about the whole situation. He is still young and has his entire life ahead of him, I know he will be able to get through all of this.
Brewskie December 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Cypher, please stop commenting. Charlie was a nice guy, yes he made a bad choice but I think it's shouldn't be anyone's business. Mineola patch is stupid for putting this up. So next time think before you type you ungrateful man or women, whatever the hell you are.
hypocrite December 07, 2012 at 09:56 PM
"Mineola patch is stupid for putting this up" so you don't beleive in your first amendment right?
writer921 December 07, 2012 at 10:01 PM
now this is just getting ridiculous. yes, the press can do what it wants but whether or not we make it a big deal is up to us and only us.
hypocrite December 07, 2012 at 10:03 PM
you have children writer? so if you do and if some one got them hooked on coke....you would feel that dealer is a great guy? do you have any idea what coke addiction does to people and their familes?
Brewskie December 07, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I mean if I were the parents of him, I wouldn't want all of mineola to know about i. So I believe it's wrong to do this
hypocrite December 07, 2012 at 10:06 PM
freedom of the press......just because you might have a personal association with this family doesn't mean the press shouldn't puplicize it.....if it weren't some one you didn't know...you wouldn't what was published
Enrique Iglesia December 07, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I agree 100% with Brewskie. I understand that Mineola Patch has every right to do this but come on. It's MINEOLA Patch for a reason, we are a community, a family. Why embarrass one of our own like this? I guess Mineola Patch doesn't care about the people in Mineola after all, all they care about is publishing whatever's going to make them their money, with no worries about how it will affect people, which is what all the media does nowadays. It's a shame. Screw the media, and shame on the Mineola Patch.
hypocrite December 07, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Enrique......again if you didn't know this family....you wouldn't think twice about this news story and wouldn't care less........
Brewskie December 07, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Thank you Enrique. Why does mineola patch try and make us look bad? Why do you want everyone to know what happened and make this family go through hell and embarrassment. His sister had to go home yesterday because everyone knew about it because of this post. Shame on mineola patch
Enrique Iglesia December 07, 2012 at 10:35 PM
And if you knew the family you would understand. How would you feel if this was your son, or better yet yourself? I know you're thinking this would never happen to you, but put yourself in their shoes.
hypocrite December 07, 2012 at 10:43 PM
how do you know if I don't know this family.......and yea...it could happen to any of us... you included..........and if it were my son I would be broken hearted.......so because you know these people we should just sweep the news about this coke dealer under the carpet. Drug dealers are NOT nice boys....
Brewskie December 07, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Well this drug dealer is a nice boy. Probably the nicest man you would ever talk too. Everyone here loves him an gives him the best of luck. But you hypocrite just keep making it worse and worse. Enrique than you for understanding me.
hypocrite December 07, 2012 at 11:42 PM
sure Brewskie...until this nice boy drug dealer comes home from college and gets your kid hooked on coke........and I keep making what worse and worse? I hope you have the same compassion for the kids this nice boy has turned into coke heads coupled with ruining their lives as well.
Andrew Martone December 08, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Hey. Here's a novel idea. Why don't all you brave cowards hiding behind "Alias's" ,saying nasty comments, come out from under your rocks and let us know who you truly are! You seem to be comfortable spewing your venom behind some phony name. So I dare you to let all of us know who you really are. Maybe the family and friends of the accused would like to meet you!
Brewskie December 08, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Andrew martone, the only one that is saying nasty comments is hypocrite. And no my son would not get hooked on coke so why don't you keep your comments to yourself.
Andrew Martone December 09, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Hey coward "brewskis! Come clean chicken with your real name or keep quiet baby. Did you read my post? If you're such a big tough one, post your real name

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