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Watertown man faces 3 years in prison for cocaine sale try


A Watertown man faces three years in state prison for trying to sell cocaine in the city in July.

Quintel E. Flowers, 26, whose last known address was 232 W. Main St., Apt. 51B, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance as a result of one incident and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon as a result of a second. He also admitted violating probation.

He admitted that he tried to sell cocaine July 26 and that on Nov. 27 he possessed three daggers that it was illegal for him to have because he previously has been convicted of crimes. At the time, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in December 2011 for convictions on two counts of third-degree burglary for breaking into two Watertown buildings. He admitted violating probation by committing the new crimes.

He is expected to be sentenced Feb. 22 to three years in prison, followed by an additional two years of supervision upon his release.

In other court activity:

Daniel D. Renvill, 19, Bronx, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that on Nov. 21 he possessed heroin with the intent to sell the drug. He was a passenger in a vehicle halted on Interstate 81 in the town of Ellisburg in which police said 50 packets of heroin were found. He is expected to be sentenced Feb. 22 to 1 years in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision.

Tristan K. Wilson, 30, Bronx, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to a year in prison, with credit for an unspecified amount of time served, followed by a year of post-release supervision.

He was serving five years’ probation imposed in February for guilty pleas to two counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, having been accused of selling cocaine within the county in December 2010. He admitted violating probation by not reporting to his probation officer. His supervision was to be transferred to New York City, but probation officials refused the transfer because they could not locate him. Also, he was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in New York City.

Ryan J. Childers, 30, Carthage, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to 11 months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, with credit for time served. He was sentenced to three years’ probation in October 2010 for a fourth-degree attempted -grand-larceny conviction, having admitted he tried to steal two long guns from his father. He admitted violating probation by continuing to use cocaine while under supervision.

Bridget A. Finley, 41, Copenhagen, formerly of Black River, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny. She admitted that from July 2010 to November 2010 she filed recertification forms containing false information with the Department of Social Services to obtain benefits. She is expected to be sentenced March 26 to three years’ probation and be ordered to pay $1,940 in restitution.

Mark D. Eastman, 43, of 126 N. Orchard St., Apt. 2, had his bail set by Judge Kim H. Martusewicz on a third-degree burglary charge at $30,000. Mr. Eastman was charged Thursday with breaking into Gold Star Deli, 343 Arsenal St., and stealing several items.

In setting bail, Judge Martusewicz noted that Mr. Eastman has two prior felony convictions. One of those is for attempted second-degree murder stemming from a 1999 fatal accident in Oswego County in which he was driving while intoxicated. He was released from prison in August on the charge.

He also served about 4 years in prison for second-degree burglary and attempted third-degree burglary convictions in 1991 in Jefferson County.

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