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November 14, 2012

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Clinton County District Attorney Andrew J. Wylie announced today that the three individuals responsible for a clandestine 

PLATTSBURGH — Three who pleaded guilty to methamphetamine charges stemming from a clandestine lab raided in the City of Plattsburgh have been sentenced in Clinton County Court.

Following recent grand-jury indictments, Jaime H. Gaudette, 36; Kristopher Peryea, 36; and Aaron Prim, 35, 

were arrested on July 17 at 10 Eleanor Way, where an investigation by the Adirondack Drug Task Force and the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office prompted a raid on the premises.

The bust involved evacuation of the apartment building and decontamination of the suspects, which drew considerable attention from the public.

The three pleaded guilty in Clinton County Court before Judge Patrick R. McGill to charges of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree conspiracy and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. 

On September 14, 2012, Jaime H. Gaudette (dob: 01/13/1976), formally residing at 10 Eleanor Way, Plattsburgh entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Degree in satisfaction of the indictment. On November 13, 2012, he was sentenced to four and one half years in state prison with two years post release supervision pursuant to the plea agreement. He was also ordered to pay $375 in mandatory surcharges and provide a DNA sample. Gaudette had no prior felony criminal history.

On October 22, 2012, Kristopher Peryea (dob: 01/13/1976), entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree in satisfaction of the indictment with a recommended sentence of four and one half years in state prison with two years post release supervision. Peryea has no prior felony criminal history. He remains held in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail pending sentencing on January 3, 2013.

On November 5, 2012, Aaron Prim (dob: 7/6/1977), the third co-defendant arrested in the case, also entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree in satisfaction of the indictment with a recommended sentence of four and one half years in state prison with two years post release supervision. Prim also has no prior felony criminal history. He too remains held in jail in lieu of $20,000 bail pending sentencing on March 6, 2013.

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