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May 11, 2013

8 drug offenders sentenced in Clinton County Court

PLATTSBURGH — Eight locals arrested in a December 2012 drug sweep were sentenced in Clinton County Court recently.

At a press conference that local law-enforcement agencies held after the sweep, Clinton County Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer said that about 75 percent of the criminal cases the D.A.’s Office prosecuted in 2012 were related to narcotics.

Here are the sentences handed down by Clinton County Judge Patrick McGill on the felony convictions:

William J. Douglas Jr., 27, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (heroin) and was sentenced to five years in state prison, determinate, and three years of post-release supervision as a second felony offender.

He was ordered to pay $375 in mandatory surcharges and $165 in restitution. Douglas must provide a DNA sample, and his driver’s license was suspended.

Starr A. Dubuque, 40, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (hydrocodone) and was sentenced to six months’ jail and five years’ probation.

Dubuque must pay $64 in restitution, $375 in surcharges and a DNA sample collection fee. Her driver’s license was suspended, and her right to appeal was waived.

Charlene A. Lamoy, 31, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (Ritalin) and was sentenced to two years in state prison, determinate, as a second felony offender and two years of post-release supervision.

Lamoy was ordered to pay $140 in restitution, a $25 crime victim fee and a $50 DNA collection fee. Her driver’s license was suspended.

Mark A. LaPierre, 49, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance (hydromorphone) and was sentenced to one year in state prison, determinate, with two years of post-release supervision after an undischarged term of incarceration.

LaPierre has been jailed in Marcy Correctional Facility in Marcy since November 2012, when he was convicted of third- and fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

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