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Watertown man sentenced to year in prison for drug sale try

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A Watertown man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to a year in state prison for trying to sell drugs within the county.

Tyree D. Gary, 21, whose last known address was 505 Arsenal St., also was ordered to undergo an additional year of supervision upon his release from prison for a July 11 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. Further information about the charge was not available from the court.

In other court activity Wednesday:

Travis P. Berkman, 27, Clayton, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and admitted violating probation. He admitted that he tried to sell cocaine within the county March 28. At the time, he was serving three years’ probation imposed in June 2011 for a criminal contempt conviction, having been accused of violating a woman’s order of protection by choking her. He admitted violating probation by being convicted of the new crime. He is expected to be sentenced Oct. 15 to a year in prison, followed by one year of post-release supervision.

Colby T. Cline, 29, Pennellville, Oswego County, was arraigned as a fugitive from Pennsylvania, where he is wanted in relation to a driving while intoxicated charge. He agreed to waive his extradition rights and be returned to Pennsylvania to face matters there.

In court activity Monday:

Daniel J. Borg, 35, Watertown, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He had been accused in a grand jury indictment handed up in March with possessing heroin with the intent to sell the drug Jan. 5 in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced Oct. 4 to four years in prison, followed by two years’ post-release supervision. Judge Martusewicz is expected to mandate that he serve his sentence in the prison system’s shock incarceration program, in which he would spend six months in a military-style substance abuse treatment program and serve the balance of his sentence on parole.

Michael J. Stewart, 35, Watertown, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted that on June 24 in Watertown he possessed a shotgun with the intent to use it unlawfully against Alexandra J. Stirling. Mr. Stewart had a prior assault conviction from 2005, making it illegal for him to possess a weapon. He is expected to be sentenced Nov. 8 to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Sir-Paris R. Hall, 23, New York City, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that, with others, he tried to possess heroin with the intent to sell the drug June 25 in the town of Watertown. He was charged with possessing heroin following a traffic stop on Route 11. He is expected to be sentenced Oct. 18 to six months in the PSB and five years’ probation and be ordered to forfeit $1,059 found in his possession during the stop.

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