FLY CREEK – A Fly Creek man was arrested for selling heroin to two undercover investigators as part of a six-month joint investigation by the Otsego County District Attorney’s office, Cooperstown Police Department and the Otsego County Sheriff’s Department.
In an announcement, authorities alleged Daniel West Cleaveland Jr., 25, sold heroin to investigators from the D.A.’s office on Jan. 14 and March 11. He was arrested this morning, charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the third degree, a class-B felony.
He was arraigned this afternoon by County Court Judge John F. Lambert and remanded to the Otsego County Correctional Facility on $25,000 cash bail /$250,000 property bond.
Cleaveland, Jr is scheduled to return to the County Court on May 16 at 9:30 a.m. to finish his arraignment. If convicted, he faces up to 18 years in prison.
District Attorney John M. Muehl is prosecuting the case.