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Watertown woman sentenced to up to 7 years in prison for Drug Court violations

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A Watertown woman was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to up to seven years in state prison for violating her Drug Court contract by absconding from the court’s supervision.

Denise M. Bradley, 42, whose last known address was 1014 Boyd St., was sentenced to a two- to four-year term after a Sept. 24 admission that she violated Drug Court, a substance abuse rehabilitation program that is designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration. She was referred to the program in April 2011 after pleading guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree falsifying business records. She admitted that she forged a prescription and presented it to a Watertown pharmacy in an attempt to obtain a controlled substance to which she was not entitled.

She also was sentenced Friday to a consecutive 1- to 3-year term after a Sept. 24 guilty plea to second-degree bail jumping, having admitted that she absconded from Drug Court supervision by relocating to Pennsylvania. She was sentenced as a second-felony offender based on a 2004 conviction in Lewis County for grand larceny.

In other court activity:

Jason D. Clacks, 39, Watertown, was sentenced to 3 years in prison and ordered to undergo an additional three years of supervision upon his release after a Sept. 6 guilty plea to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was charged in a grand jury indictment handed up in February with selling oxycodone without a prescription within the county in early December. He was sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been convicted of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in County Court in 2011 and sentenced to four years in prison.

Carlos M. Arroyo, 28, Watertown, was sentenced to 2 years in prison, followed by three years’ post-release supervision, after a Sept. 27 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted trying to sell cocaine within the county March 6. Judge Kim H. Martusewicz recommended, but did not mandate, that Mr. Arroyo serve his sentence in prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. If deemed eligible by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, he would complete the 90-day program and serve the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision.

Mr. Arroyo was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Syracuse, in January 2012 to 31 months in federal prison for a conspiracy conviction, charged with trafficking cocaine between Watertown and Ogdensburg. He also pleaded guilty in County Court to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, admitting he tried to sell cocaine in Watertown in July 2009.

He subsequently was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served on the state charge and was given credit for an unspecified amount of time served on the federal charge. Information on when he was released from federal prison was not available.

Mason J. Cooper, 21, New York City, was sentenced to 1 years in prison, followed by two years’ post-release supervision, after an Oct. 4 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He admitted that he tried to possess heroin with the intent to sell the drug June 25 in the town of Watertown. Judge Martusewicz recommended, but did not 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.

Randi T. Carter-Montez, 27, formerly of Watertown, but now living in Suffolk County, was sentenced to six months’ time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after a Sept. 23 guilty plea to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. She admitted that on Aug. 8 in Watertown, with another person, she possessed a 2005 Dodge Caravan that had been stolen from Hope House Ministries in Suffolk County. Her probation supervision will he transferred to her home county.

Michael J. Stewart, 35, Watertown, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years’ probation after a Sept. 11 guilty plea 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.

Brittany L. Dunn, 27, whose last known address was 6246 Scotch Pine Drive, Fort Drum, was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service after a Sept. 25 guilty plea to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny. She admitted that on Aug. 5, she tried to steal more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart in the town of LeRay.

Allen C. Ricks Jr., 25, whose last known address was 8127 Schell Ave., Evans Mills, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He was charged May 16, along with Antonio D. Beale, 24, Fort Drum, with having cocaine and a loaded 9 mm pistol in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Route 342 in the town of Pamelia. He is expected to be sentenced Dec. 13 to five years in prison, followed by three years’ post-release supervision. Mr. Beale pleaded guilty Monday to the same charges and is expected to be sentenced Dec. 23 to six months in the PSB and five years’ probation.

John S. Katra Jr., 21, a Pennsylvania resident, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. He admitted that he had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 16 on March 30 in the town of Rutland. He subsequently was sentenced to 90 days in the PSB.

Travis M. Lashure, 22, of 25887 Bonney Road, admitted violating probation by failing to pay full restitution while under supervision. Information about why he was serving probation was not available from the court. He subsequently was resentenced to a weekend in the PSB and ordered to pay $1,621 in restitution in the form of a civil judgment.

Amanda A. Cheal, 23, of 11887 Route 12E, Chaumont, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs. She admitted that on Sept. 1 in the town of Brownville she drove while under the influence of drugs and that she possessed a controlled substance with the intent to sell it or give it to someone. She is expected to be sentenced Jan. 10 to five years’ probation and be fined $500.

Eric Lewis, 26, an inmate at Franklin Correctional Facility, Malone, pleaded guilty by mail to disorderly conduct. He had been accused in July of having what officials described as a “homemade stabbing weapon” while incarcerated at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility. He subsequently was sentenced to time served. He is serving a four-year prison sentence imposed in Kings County in 2010 for second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree criminal contempt, according to the state corrections website.

Joshua W. Carlisle, 30, Watertown, was arraigned on counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment unsealed in court. It is alleged that he had and sold heroin within the county in early September. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was sent to the PSB on $20,000 bail.

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