Sale of crack cocaine, other drugs out of home could draw 26-year term in prison

By LOHR McKINSTRY

ELIZABETHTOWN -- A Crown Point man who sold crack cocaine and other drugs from his home has pleaded guilty to all charges.

Jamol A. Frazier, 29, of Amy Hill Road, Crown Point pleaded guilty in Essex County Court Wednesday to felony second-degree and third-degree sale of a controlled substance and two counts of felony third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Frazier has been in the Essex County Jail without bail since his Dec. 8, 2006, arrest. His sentencing was set for Tuesday, July 17.

He could receive up to 26 years in prison on the four counts. Sentencing will be at the discretion of County Judge Richard Meyer after reviewing a pre-sentencing report to be prepared by the County Probation Department.

Members of the Essex County Drug Task Force who raided Frazier's mobile home said he was selling cocaine and crack cocaine from the location.

Frazier's wife, Andrea Frazier, 33, was previously released on $1,000 bail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. Those charges are pending in Crown Point Town Court.

County District Attorney Julie Garcia said her office made a plea offer of eight years in state prison to Frazier, and he rejected it.

"Our position was there would be no further offers. Sentencing is at the discretion of the court."

Frazier's trial, which was scheduled to start June 11, has now been canceled, and the sentence will be determined by Judge Meyer.

Frazier has a prior criminal record from the Newburgh area, where he was living before he and Andrea moved to Crown Point.

Police seized two Cadillac Escalade SUVs owned by the Fraziers, who said they came to Crown Point to raise pit bulls.

The Essex County Task Force includes State Police, Essex County Sheriff's Department, Lake Placid Village Police, Ticonderoga Town Police, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the District Attorney's Office.

"He pleaded guilty to everything," Garcia said. "We're trying to send a message that we will aggressively prosecute drug dealers. I hope we've done that."

lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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