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Watertown man sentenced to 3 years in prison for cocaine sale


A Watertown man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 3 years in state prison for selling cocaine.

Ryan T. Mansfield-Martin, 27, whose last known address was 357 Franklin St., also was ordered to undergo an additional three years of supervision upon his release from prison after an Oct. 9 guilty plea to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted he sold the drug June 10 in Watertown.

Mr. Mansfield-Martin was on parole at the time, having been released from prison Jan. 15, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision website. He had been sentenced in County Court in June 2011 to three years in prison after a conviction of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, having been accused of selling cocaine in September 2010.

He also had been sentenced in County Court in February 2010 to two years in prison for third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, again involving cocaine. He was sentenced in that case under the prison system’s Willard Drug Rehabilitation Program. If an inmate completes the 90-day program, he serves the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision. Mr. Mansfield-Martin was released from prison under parole supervision in June 2010, according to the state prison website.

In other court activity:

Kevin M. Atkins, 50, of 141 Church St., Carthage, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after Sept. 23 guilty pleas to felony driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. He also was fined $2,500, had his driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates. He admitted that he drove while intoxicated Feb. 3 on Riverside Drive in Carthage and that he refused to allow officers to place him in handcuffs. The charge was a felony because he was convicted of misdemeanor DWI in October 2009.

Vincent L. Bartlett, 27, of 524 Mill St., was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service after Sept. 25 guilty pleas to third-degree forgery and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He admitted that he used a credit card stolen from Denice Whiting to buy items at a town of Watertown store.

Anthony E. Bishop, 42, Watertown, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to nine months in the PSB, with credit for time served. He was serving three years’ probation imposed in January after a third-degree assault conviction. He admitted violating probation by failing to follow through with substance abuse treatment recommendations.

Reginald B. Matthews, 22, an inmate at Gouverneur Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband. He admitted that while incarcerated July 31 at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility, he possessed a “broken” can lid with a serrated edge. He is expected to be sentenced Jan. 21 to an additional 1 to three years in prison. According to the state, he is serving a one- to three-year sentence imposed in October 2011 in Kings County after a first-degree criminal contempt conviction.

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