Local men get day in county court
Saranac Lake men get prison terms in drug cases
A pair of Saranac Lake men have been sentenced to state prison time on drug sale and possession charges.
Heth H. Graham, 52, and Ryan Morgan, 38, were arrested in late October as part of a multi-agency roundup of suspected drug dealers in Saranac Lake.
At the time of Graham’s arrest, police said he sold cocaine and was found in possession of 3-and-a-half ounces of the drug.
Graham was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges stemmed from incidents on May 7 and Aug. 22 of last year.
In February, Graham pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in a plea deal with the county district attorney’s office.
On April 29, county court Judge Robert Main Jr. sentenced Graham to four years behind bars and ordered him to pay a $2,500 fine.
Morgan was found in possession of about 2 grams of cocaine, which he was also accused of selling, at the time of his arrest.
He was indicted by a grand jury on single counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
In a plea deal with the prosecution, Morgan pleaded guilty in March to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
He was sentenced Monday by Judge Main to three years in state prison, a $2,500 fine and $100 restitution.
Lake Placid man pleads not gulilty in drug case
A Lake Placid man has pleaded not guilty to drug-related charges.
Robert Call, 25, was indicted in March by a Franklin County grand jury on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from an incident on Feb. 27, 2012, according to the county district attorney’s office.
Call was arraigned on the charges April 29 before Judge Robert Main Jr. He pleaded not guilty, and the case was adjourned pending a court conference on Thursday.
Call was remanded to the Franklin County Jail in Malone in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
Keeseville man sentenced for burglary
A Keeseville man has been sentenced to jail time and restitution for breaking into and stealing a state police uniform from a Malone dry cleaner.
Brennen D. Smith, 22, and another man allegedly burglarized the American Village Dry Cleaners on June 3, 2011. They allegedly stole a state trooper’s uniform and cash from the business.
Smith was charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. He pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary on March 11.
County court Judge Robert Main Jr. sentenced Smith last week to one year in the Franklin County Jail in Malone and $1,568 restitution. The jail term is to run consecutive to time Smith is serving in other counties.
Smith is one of four men arrested in September 2011 for several burglaries in AuSable Forks, including breaking into a residence that had been evacuated due to Tropical Storm Irene.