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July 7, 2014

Drug cases sentenced in Clinton County Court

PLATTSBURGH — Seven locals convicted of drug crimes were sentenced recently in Clinton County Court, along with other felony offenders.

All charges are felonies, unless otherwise noted.

Depending on their sentence, some offenders are charged a $50 DNA fee to have their genetic information filed in a state database.

DRUG CASES

Robert Baker, 49, of Peru pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Clinton County Court Judge Kevin Ryan to one and one-third to four years in prison on the possession charge and four years in prison determinate, with two years post-release supervision on the drug sale charge. The sentences are to be served consecutively. Baker is required to pay restitution and $150 in fees.

Spencer Decoste, 35, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Ryan to four and one-half years in prison determinate with three years of post-release supervision as a second-felony offender to be served concurrent to his present sentence. Decoste was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines, $80 in restitution and a $25 Crime Victim Fee. He must provide a DNA sample.

Joshua Lamountain, 34, of Peru pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Clinton County Judge Patrick McGill to two years in prison determinate with two years of post-release supervision with Shock directive and the payment of $120 in restitution and a $75 mandatory surcharge. Lamountain was ordered to provide a DNA sample. His license was suspended, and his right to an appeal was waived.

Corey Manion, 30, of Plattsburgh pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Ryan to five years in prison determinate with three years of post-release supervision as a second-felony offender and payment of mandatory surcharges and restitution. Manion’s license was suspended, and his right to an appeal was waived. He is required to submit a DNA sample.

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