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Rome man sentenced to jail time for attempted drug sales at moe.down

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LOWVILLE — A Rome man was sentenced Friday in Lewis County Court to one year in the county jail on charges that he attempted to sell drugs at the moe.down music festival.

Justin C. O’Brien, 30, additionally was ordered to pay $33 restitution and had his driving privileges suspended for six months on a charge of fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, to which he pleaded guilty Sept. 20.

Mr. O’Brien was accused of attempting to sell Xanax on Aug. 11 and possessing LSD, cocaine and marijuana Aug. 12 at the moe.down music festival in Turin.

Also in Lewis County Court on Friday:

Mick C. Lee, 20, of 9362 East Road, Lowville, pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child. He was placed on one-year interim conditions of probation and ordered to complete 250 hours of community service before sentencing in December 2014.

Mr. Lee was accused of selling 4.5 grams of marijuana to a 15-year-old on Sept. 15 in the town of Lowville.

Hugh J. Broadbent, 28, Snell Road, Theresa, was sentenced to one year in the county jail and $1,098.90 restitution on a charge of petit larceny, to which he pleaded guilty Nov. 1. The jail time is to run concurrently with a five- to 10-year prison sentence handed down in November in Hamilton County Court on charges of third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Mr. Broadbent was accused of stealing a shotgun belonging to Timothy Rece and breaking into a building owned by Jerry Hutton, both in the town of Lyonsdale, on Jan. 30, 2012.

Wenrick J. Fleming Jr., 39, of 5490 River Road, Apt. 1, had his case of reckless assault of a child, second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child adjourned to Friday, with a possible trial date set for Jan. 27. Mr. Fleming was accused of shaking his 9-month-old son on Nov. 13, 2012, causing brain injuries.

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