Mother with drug history sent to prison for violating probation

NORWICH – A mother with drug addiction and a history of probation violations said the court “saved her life,” and she was sent to prison after being discharged from a drug treatment program.

On Nov. 22, 2013 Judge Frank B. Revoir, Jr. said to 26-year-old Norwich resident, Desiree Prosser, at her sentencing for the class E felony of promoting prison contraband in the first degree, “If over that four and a half years you are on probation, you repeat the same behavior, I promise you that I will send you to prison.”

According to District Attorney Joseph A. McBride, Prosser had sent an envelope that contained a card and heroin to her boyfriend while he was incarcerated at the Chenango County Correctional Facility.

McBride also said while Prosser was conditionally released before her sentencing in 2013, she put urine up her sleeve and lied about her results.

“She made a big scene and blamed the county employees and accused them of lying about her behavior,” said McBride at Prosser's 2013 sentencing.

Prosser's public defender, John Cameron, said Prosser had tested positive for heroin, made an error in judgement and would be an “excellent candidate for drug treatment court.”

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