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Lyons Falls man sent to prison on meth-making charges


LOWVILLE — A Lyons Falls man was sent to state prison on a charge stemming from a methamphetamine lab bust last fall.

Jody A. Kirk Jr., 28, was sentenced in Lewis County Court on Friday to four years in prison, five years of post-release parole supervision, a six-month driver’s license suspension and $375 in court fees on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, to which he pleaded guilty Jan. 24.

Two accomplices — James R. Sees, 41, and his wife, Nicole L., 28, both of High Falls Apartments, 4061 Cherry St., Apt. 3 — had sentencing in their cases adjourned to Friday to allow for a restitution hearing.

Both also pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The trio was accused of operating a meth lab Sept. 3 in the Sees apartment.

Also in Lewis County Court Friday:

Deforest M. Flansburg, 54, of 2015 Kotary Road, Constableville, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt. He was placed on one-year interim conditions of probation, with sentencing set for March 2015.

Mr. Flansburg was accused on Dec. 23 in the town of Lewis of violating an order of protection held by Denise Flansburg.

Joshua VanWeort, 17, of 12942 Route 812, Harrisville, was arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to May 16.

He was accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a girl under the age of 11 on Dec. 7 in the town of Diana.

Brian A. Nagy, 24, of 3411 Pearl St., Port Leyden, was arraigned on a charge of third-degree burglary and pleaded innocent.

His case was adjourned to May 9. Mr. Nagy was accused of unlawfully entering a building at Snow Ridge Ski Resort Feb. 6 in the town of Turin.

Joseph G. Hutchins, 26, of 4211 Route 26, Turin, was arraigned on a charge of third-degree criminal mischief and pleaded innocent. His case was adjourned to May 16.

Mr. Hutchins was accused of causing $291.48 worth of damage to a door, casings and locks owned by David Littleby on Nov. 26 in the town of West Turin.

Christina Doner, 22, Williamstown, had her case of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine adjourned to Friday.

Ms. Doner was accused of possessing equipment and drug-making materials May 7 at a West Turin residence.

William J. Dolan Jr., 36, of 4534 River Road, Lyons Falls, had his case of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child adjourned to May 16, with a possible trial date set for Aug. 11.

Mr. Dolan was accused of having sexual contact with a girl younger than 13 on multiple occasions in the town of West Turin from July 1, 2008, to Feb. 28, 2010.

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