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Watertown man sentenced to 2 years in prison for cocaine-sale try

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A Watertown man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to two years in state prison for trying to sell cocaine within the county.

Jordan T. Turner, 25, address not available, also was ordered to undergo two additional years of supervision upon his release from prison for May 14 guilty pleas to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance as a result of one incident and fourth-degree criminal mischief as a result of a second incident. He also admitted violating probation by committing the new crimes.

He admitted he tried to sell cocaine Nov. 7 in the county. He also admitted that on Nov. 27, he damaged property belonging to his girlfriend, Alisha M. Kiblin, at a residence they shared at 73 Public Square, Apt. 1. At the time, he was serving a five-year term of probation imposed in October 2011 for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was sentenced Wednesday as a second-felony offender based on the 2011 drug sale conviction.

In other court activity:

Daniel J. George, 20, Cape Vincent, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and three years’ probation for May 1 guilty pleas to petit larceny and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that on March 1 in the town of Clayton, he stole hydrocodone from another person and possessed the controlled substance without a prescription.

Gary S. Dusharm, 43, Watertown, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, as a result of one incident and second-degree criminal contempt, a misdemeanor, as a result of a second. He admitted violating a City Court order of protection held by Christine S. Sinclair by throwing a can beer at her, hitting her in the head Nov. 26 in Watertown. He also admitted violating Ms. Sinclair’s order by having unwanted physical contact with her March 10, also in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced Aug. 26 to consecutive one-year terms in the PSB on each charge.

Lucas C. Conklin, 22, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt. He admitted that on Feb. 18, he communicated a threat to Jessica R. Majo, Dexter, in violation of a City Court order of protection. He is expected to be sentenced Aug. 7 to three years’ probation.

Kenneth D. Lance Jr., 24, Adams, admitted violating probation by failing to follow through with substance abuse counseling and by continuing to use marijuana while under supervision. He was serving a three-year period of probation imposed in August 2011 for second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief convictions, having been charged with violating a woman’s order of protection and breaking her vehicle’s windshield. Resentencing was deferred while he continues substance abuse rehabilitation.

Christopher L. Arruda, 30, Watertown, was arraigned as a fugitive from Florida, where he is wanted on a June 2012 larceny charge. He agreed to waive his extradition rights and be returned to Florida to face matters pending there.

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