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Syracuse man admits trying to sell heroin in Jefferson County


WATERTOWN — A Syracuse man faces a jail sentence and probation supervision after admitting Wednesday in Jefferson County Court that he tried to sell heroin in July.

Daniel L. Jones, 31, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, admitting that he tried to sell the drug within the county July 27.

He is expected to be sentenced July 14 to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation.

In other court activity:

Thelma C. Campbell, 26, also known as Thelma C. Mathison, of 24985 Route 126, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree attempted welfare fraud. She admitted receiving more than $3,000 worth of food stamp benefits from the Department of Social Services while providing false information between June 1, 2011, and March 31, 2013. She is expected to be sentenced at a later date to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay $18,561 in restitution.

Rush F. Reynolds, 29, of 26415 Route 411, Theresa, pleaded guilty to third-degree forgery. He admitted that on March 17 in the town of Theresa he forged a woman’s name on a Department of Motor Vehicles affidavit for the sale of a vehicle. He is expected to be sentenced July 15 to three years’ probation and be ordered to perform 30 hours of community service.

Samantha B. Adams, 24, whose last known address was 358 W. Lynde St., Apt. B, admitted violating probation by failing to contact the Probation Department and by failing to report to her probation officer as directed. She was serving three years’ probation imposed March 11 after pleading guilty Jan. 21 to second-degree criminal contempt. She admitted that she violated an order of protection held by Daniel Bryant by having unwanted physical contact with him Nov. 17 in Watertown. Sentencing was deferred while she seeks substance abuse treatment.

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