10 more sentenced Wednesday in “Operation Gravy Train”


10 more sentenced Wednesday in “Operation Gravy Train”

CANTON — Ten more people were sentenced Wednesday in St. Lawrence County Court as part of Operation Gravy Train, bringing the total number of individuals sentenced thus far to 52.In court Wednesday, the following people were sentenced having pleaded guilty:Barry Crayford, 41, of 50 Annette St., Heuvelton, was sentenced as a second-felony offender to eight years in prison with three years of post-release supervision for his conviction of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. On Oct. 20 in Ogdensburg, Mr. Crayford sold cocaine to another person.Mr. Crayford was previously convicted on June 2, 2008, in St. Lawrence County Court for felony fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.Mr. Crayford will serve his sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program, in which offenders serve 90 days in a military-style rehabilitation program before spending the remainder of their sentence under parole supervision. He also had $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges reduced to judgment.Sarah Ashley, 39, of 1223 Mechanic St., Ogdensburg was sentenced as a second-felony offender to two years in prison with one year of post-release supervision for her conviction of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. On Oct. 25 in Ogdensburg, Ms. Ashley possessed heroin with the intent to sell it.Ms. Ashley was previously convicted on Sept. 30, 2009, in U.S. District Court on a charge of possession with the intent to distribute, which County Judge Jerome J. Richards said equated to the state felony charge of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, in that she possessed cocaine with the intent to sell it.Judge Richards recommended that the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision consider Ms. Ashley for any programs that she would be eligible for. She also had $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges reduced to judgment.Jenna LaMar, 32, of 5 State St., Canton, was sentenced to four years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for her conviction of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.On Sept. 4, 2016, in the town of Norfolk, Ms. Lamar sold heroin to another person.She also had $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges reduced to judgment. Ahijah Foster, 20, Jersey City, N.J., was sentenced to three years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for his guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, reduced from a Superior Court information charge of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. On June 1 in Massena, Mr. Foster had cocaine with the intent to sell it.He also had $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges reduced to judgment.Paul Radel, 43, of 166 Maple St., Massena, was sentenced to three years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for his conviction of third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.On Oct. 27, 2016, in Beekmantown, Clinton County, he possessed cocaine and heroin with the intent to sell them in cooperation with Nicole Dishaw, Christopher Reed and Tashawn Dutton. As part of the conspiracy to sell narcotics in St. Lawrence County through Operation Gravy Train, County Judge Richards said the court has jurisdiction over the out-of-county crime. Judge Richards recommended that the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision consider Mr. Radel for any programs that he would be eligible for. He also had $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges reduced to judgment.Richard LaPlant, 23, of 154 Hailesboro St., Gouverneur, was sentenced as a second-felony offender to 5½ years in prison with three years of post-release supervision for his conviction of third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was previously convicted on May 15, 2016, in St. Lawrence County Court of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.Mr. LaPlant will serve his sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. He also had $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges reduced to judgment.Nicole Dishaw, 31, of 14759 Route 37, Massena, was sentenced to five years in prison with two years of post-release supervision for her conviction of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. On May 18, 2016, in Massena, Ms. Dishaw sold heroin to another person.She also had $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges and $425 in restitution reduced to judgment.Mark Green, 24, of 1910 Route 72, Parishville, was sentenced to one year in St. Lawrence County jail for his conviction of felony fourth-degree conspiracy. On Sept. 24 Mr. Green allegedly told Ciera Smith during a phone conversation that he would introduce her to a new narcotics source. He was also ordered to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges.Jenelle Parker, 25, of 154 Hailesboro St., Gouverneur, was sentenced to one year in St. Lawrence County jail for her conviction of felony fourth-degree conspiracy. From March 4, 2016, through Feb. 17, in St. Lawrence and other counties, Ms. Parker conspired with other individuals on the possession and sale of heroin and cocaine. Specifically, from about Dec. 31 to Jan. 7, Ms. Parker provided lodging to Tiffany Richway to allow her to sell narcotics from her apartment where she lived with Richard LaPlant.She was also ordered to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges and $57.19 in restitution.Dale Pryce, 30, of 30 Hospital Drive, Massena, had his Nov. 2 probation sentence for his conviction of fourth-degree conspiracy vacated for violations and he was sentenced to one year in St. Lawrence County jail.Mr. Pryce told the court that he failed to report to probation on five occasions in November, failed to undergo an alcohol and substance abuse evaluation as required and did not abide by his 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.Donna Larose, 43, of 42 Marie St., Massena, was sentenced to five years of probation for her conviction of fourth-degree conspiracy. From March 4, 2016, through Feb. 17, in St. Lawrence and other counties, Ms. Larose conspired with other individuals to possess and sell heroin and cocaine. On Aug. 16, during a telephone conversation, Ms. Larose described to Christopher Kocienski a heroin sale she had made.She was also ordered to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges.Alyssia Petrie, 18, of 51 N. Main St., Norwood, formerly of 1206B Moreland Road, Ogdensburg, had her Aug. 15 guilty plea to felony fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance vacated and was granted youthful offender status which means her records will be sealed.She was then sentenced to five years of probation supervision and ordered to pay $325 in court fines and surcharges.Anthony Bushey, 57, of 45 Hastings Falls Road, Brasher Falls pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in a plea deal with the attorney general’s office. As part of the plea, the court agreed to sentence Mr. Bushey to four years in prison with two years of post-release supervision and the remaining charges against him will be satisfied. He will also have $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges reduced to judgment.On Dec. 14, 2017, in New York County, Mr. Bushey possessed more than 1/8 ounce of heroin. Judge Richards said that, through Operation Gravy Train, he had jurisdiction over the case because of calls that were made from St. Lawrence County to New York making plans to pick up the heroin.Sentencing is scheduled for March 8 and Mr. Bushey was returned to St. Lawrence County jail without bail. If he does not abide by the jail rules prior to sentencing, Judge Richards said he would not be bound by his sentencing commitment and Mr. Bushey faces 5½ years in prison.Douglas Monroe, 31, of 56 Grove St., Massena, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in a plea deal with the attorney general’s office. As part of the deal, the court committed to sentence Mr. Monroe to five years of probation, the remaining charges against him in the indictment as well as local court charges will be satisfied and he will also have to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges. Mr. Monroe also must successfully complete North Country Freedom Homes inpatient treatment to benefit from the plea bargain. On July 13, 2016, in the village of Massena, Mr. Monroe possessed heroin with the intent to sell it. Sentencing is scheduled for March 8 and Mr. Monroe was released under continued probation supervision.
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10 more sentenced Wednesday in “Operation Gravy Train”

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