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January 4, 2013

Saranac man sentenced for possession of meth

PLATTSBURGH — One of three men arrested in July in connection with a clandestine methamphetamine lab on Eleanor Way was sentenced Thursday.

Kristopher Peryea, 22, of Saranac, who has no prior felony history, will serve four and a half years in state prison with two years of post-release supervision, the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office said.

He was also ordered to pay a $300 mandatory surcharge, a $25 crime victim fee and a $50 DNA fee.

Peryea pleaded guilty to third-degree possession of a controlled substance on Oct. 22, 2012, in response to a grand-jury indictment.

He was arrested on July 17 at 10 Eleanor Way in Plattsburgh with two other men: Jaime H. Gaudette, 36, of 10 Eleanor Way and Aaron Prim, 35, of Redford.

All three men were originally charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

On Sept. 14, 2012, Gaudette entered the same plea after a grand-jury indictment. He received the same sentenced as Peryea on Nov. 13 of last year.

Prim’s sentencing is scheduled for March 6. He pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance on Nov. 5, 2012.

Like Peryea, Prim had no prior felony record, the DA’s Office said.

Prim remained in Clinton County Jail Thursday in lieu of $40,000 cash bail or $80,000 bail bond.

Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer is prosecuting the case.

Peryea is represented by Keith Bruno, and Prim’s lawyer is Miriam Hadden. Gaudette is represented by attorney Michael Phillips.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

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