Predicate felons and others sentenced in court

NORWICH – Several appeared in Chenango County Court on Friday for pleas, sentencing and arraignments.

• Edmond Bunch, Syracuse, 30, appeared in CCC for his sentencing. He changed his plea from not guilty to guilty to a reduced charge of criminal possession in the fifth degree, a class D felony. Bunch was sentenced to a determinate sentence of four and a half years in the NYS Department of Corrections, with one-year post release supervision. The $290 found in his possession were also forfeited.

On January 28, 2014, in Norwich, Bunch (in consort with another) was found to be in possession of 11 individually wrapped packages of crack cocaine with the intent to sell.

Bunch was also sentenced as a predicate felon. He had previously been sentenced by the County Court of Onondaga for criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a class C felony.

“You've been involved in narcotics for a long time, and it's not working for you,” said District Attorney Joseph McBride. He reminded Bunch that he should be setting a good example for his two children.

“You don't want us selling drugs to your kids?” he asked Bunch, who agreed. In addition to the time Bunch is facing for this sentence, he is also facing jail time for a different sentence and will not be out for a number of years.

Said Bunch before sentencing, “I'm sorry for coming here and selling drugs. It won't happen again.”

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