SARANAC LAKE - A local man allegedly slashed another person in the neck with a knife during a dispute over a drug deal early this morning.
Village police Chief Bruce Nason said officers were called to a report of a fight in progress outside a Main Street business at 2:20 a.m.
Carlos Bonet, 20, of Saranac Lake, allegedly pulled a small pocket knife during the dispute and used it to cut a male victim, whom police did not identify, in the neck.
Nason said the victim suffered a six-inch gash and was taken to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake where the wound was closed with stitches.
Police are still trying to sort out the details of what sparked the fight, but Nason said, "It appears that drugs may have been involved."
Bonet was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and criminal possseion of a weapon.
He was processed, arraigned and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bail bond.