Seven appear in county court

NORWICH – Seven individuals charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges appeared in county court Friday and Monday, two admitting to violations of probation, while the other five pleaded guilty and were subsequently sentenced, one to three years in state prison.

• Nathaniel R. Cosby, 38, Syracuse, was sentenced to three years in state prison with two years post release supervision, a sentence that will run concurrent with a separate, Cayuga County sentence he is currently serving.

Cosby was indicted by a Chenango County grand jury in March, charged with two counts of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, criminal tampering with evidence, an E felony, and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, an A misdemeanor. It was alleged that Cosby – in concert with another individual – knowingly and unlawfully possessed four individually wrapped baggies of cocaine with an aggregate weight of 17.55 grams, as well as 224 glassine envelopes of the narcotic heroin, with the intent to sell. The charges stem from a Dec. 20, 2011 incident that occurred at a Norwich hotel when Cosby, in an attempt to destroy the drugs, tried to flush them down the toilet.

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