A Utica man faces up to two years in state prison after admitting Friday in Jefferson County Court that he tried to sell cocaine within the county.
David L. Simmons III, 34, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, admitting that he tried to sell the drug Dec. 29, 2010. He is expected to be sentenced to a prison term March 26.
It is anticipated that he will be sentenced under the prison systems Willard drug rehabilitation program. If an inmate completes the 90-day program, he serves the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision.
In other court activity Friday:
Max T. Bartlett, 21, Sandy Creek, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. He is expected to be sentenced April 16 to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years probation. He admitted that sometime in June he stole more than $1,000 worth of jewelry from the town of Henderson residence of his grandmother, Evelyn H. Blount.
Raven C. Carreira, 25, of 168 W. Remington St., Black River, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor DWI and fourth-degree criminal mischief. She admitted driving while intoxicated with a 0.19 percent blood alcohol content April 14 on Route 11 in the town of LeRay. Aggravated DWI is charged when a BAC is 0.18 percent or above, while the threshold for DWI is 0.08 percent.
She also admitted driving while intoxicated the following day on South Main Street in Black River and striking a house, causing damage to the house and landscaping belonging to Melissa Koepp. She is expected to be sentenced March 14 to either probation supervision or a conditional discharge with mandatory participation in the Bridge program. She also faces fines.
Tristan K. Wilson, 28, Bronx, was sentenced to a year in the PSB and five years probation for Dec. 20 guilty pleas to two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He had been accused of selling cocaine within the county in December 2010.
Carlton T. Wilson, 24, Hempstead, Nassau County, no relation to Tristan Wilson, was also sentenced to a year in the PSB and five years probation for Dec. 20 guilty pleas to two counts of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was accused of selling cocaine within the county in February 2011. His probation supervision will be transferred to Nassau County.
Tina L. Roch, 34, of 11708 Orchard Drive, Apt. A, Fort Drum, was arraigned on three counts of second-degree forgery and single counts of second-degree falsifying business records, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.
The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment unsealed in court.
According to the indictment, she was ordered to perform 25 hours of community service as part of a sentence imposed in LeRay Town Court. It is alleged that she altered a Watertown Urban Mission form to reflect that she worked at the mission Aug. 9, Sept. 12 and Sept. 14 when she had not and presented the forged form to the Town Court. She pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on her own recognizance.
In court Thursday, Jonathan E. Huntsman, 24, Adams, pleaded guilty to felony DWI and was referred to Drug Court. He was charged with DWI on Feb. 6, 2011, on Route 11 in the town of Adams.