Four men were sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to state prison terms for various offenses.
Emmanual L. Sheppard, 31, Marietta, Ga., was sentenced to eight years in prison and also was ordered to undergo an additional five years of supervision upon his release for Jan. 4 guilty pleas to two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, five counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia and single counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy.
He admitted that on April 1, he, with others, possessed more than 8 ounces of cocaine, as well as items used to weigh and package the drug, at 6 Institute St., Apt. 7, Adams. Village police, who had gone to the residence to investigate a reported odor of marijuana and found 1.3 kilograms of cocaine, estimated the drugs street value at $130,000.
Christopher A. Wilson, 31, Watertown, pleaded guilty Jan. 7 to first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with the incident and is expected to be sentenced March 29 to 12 years in prison, followed by five years post-release supervision. Kristin S. Avallone-Clark, 23, Carthage, pleaded guilty Feb. 14 to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and was referred to Drug Court.
In other court activity:
Pelandrow D. Baker, 34, Watertown, was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by two years post-release supervision, for a Jan. 16 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Further information about the charge was not available from the court. He was sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been sentenced in County Court in November 2008 to three years in prison for a conviction of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was accused of trying to sell cocaine at his Central Street apartment.
Quintel E. Flowers, 26, Watertown, was sentenced as a second-felony offender to three years in prison, followed by two years post-release supervision, for Jan. 30 guilty pleas 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 had 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.
Shane A. Deshane, 29, Gouverneur, was sentenced to one to three years in prison for Jan. 2 guilty pleas to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle as a result of one incident and two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny for two other incidents. He also was fined $1,500, was ordered to pay $800 in restitution, had his drivers license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.
Mr. Deshane admitted that he was intoxicated Sept. 14 when he failed to stop for state police on Valley View Drive in the town of Pamelia. Police said at the time that the pursuit of Mr. Deshane reached speeds of 90 mph for about 15 miles before the vehicle was halted by a stop stick that flattened one of its tires. Police subsequently found that the 1994 Chevrolet Mr. Deshane was driving had been reported stolen from Depot Street in Gouverneur. Mr. Deshane also admitted that on Sept. 7 or 8, he stole a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am in the town of Pamelia and that on Aug. 18, he stole a 2002 Chrysler Sebring in the town of LeRay.