WASHINGTON, DC — Following reports that St. Lawrence County Legislator Tony Arquiett faces drunk driving and cocaine possession charges, today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement calling on Arquiett to resign immediately:
“This is the third North Country elected Democrat to be arrested for criminal cocaine possession in recent years. I am calling on Tony Arquiett to resign immediately,” said Stefanik. “The silence of all North Country Democrats is deafening, and I urge Democrats to demand Arquiett’s resignation now and make clear that drugs have no place in our community, especially among our elected leaders.”
In the past few years, North Country elected Democrats Tim Currier, Simon Conroy, and Tony Arquiett have all been arrested for criminal cocaine possession.