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Two more drug dealers sentenced to jail

MALONE – Two people arrested in a Franklin County-wide roundup of suspected drug dealers last summer were sentenced Monday by county Court Judge Robert Main Jr.

Adam Bateman, 23, of Monson, Mass. was ordered to serve six months in the Franklin County Jail, which he’s already served, after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to the county district attorney’s office. He was also sentenced to five years of probation and electronic home monitoring, had his driver’s license suspended and was ordered to pay $205 restitution and a $1,000 fine.

Bateman was one of two dozen suspects sought by village police in a series of early morning raids on Aug. 28. Bateman wasn’t found that morning but turned himself in at the village police station a month later.

He was initially charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and three counts of fourth-degree conspiracy. Police said he sold oxycodone and hydrocodone to a police informant in May and June of last year.

A Saranac Lake woman who was arrested in the Aug. 28 roundup was also sentenced Monday by Judge Main to six months in the county jail.

Chelsea Lorette, 24, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class D felony. In addition to jail time, she was sentenced to five years of probation and electronic home monitoring, had her driver’s license suspended and was ordered to pay $5 in restitution.

Lorette was initially charged with fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree conspiracy for allegedly selling Xanax to a police informant.