Two Tupper Lake men plead guilty to drug charges
TUPPER LAKE – Two local men pleaded guilty in Franklin County Court last week to trying to sell drugs.
Corey M. Hall, 31, and Stephen Whitley, 23, both of Tupper Lake, both pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.
Hall was originally charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree.
By pleading guilty, Hall admitted to selling five suboxone pills to an undercover informant for $100 on May 19, 2011, in a Tupper Lake parking lot, according to the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office. He was arrested in a drug sweep in June 2012.
He was sentenced to 180 days in Franklin County Jail and five years of probation. He also has to pay $100 in restitution, to cover the money paid for the drugs, and $2,500 in fines.
Whitley was originally charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree.
With his guilty plea, Whitley admitted to selling four hydrocodone pills to an undercover informant for $24 at an undisclosed location on March 15, 2012.
He was also arrested in the June 2012 drug sweep.
Whitley was sentenced to five years of probation, and he has to pay $24 in restitution and a $1,000 fine.