NORWICH – Nine individuals appeared in Chenango County Court Monday for charges related to unlawful methamphetamine manufacture, sexual misconduct, DWI, and violation of parole.
Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. was the Chenango County Court Judge presiding over each of the cases.
Public Defender John Cameron, represented all nine defendants. While District Attorney Joseph A. McBride was present on behalf of the people.
• Donald P. Scott, 51, of Afton was present in order to possibly change his previous plea of not guilty, and thus enter a guilty plea to the first count of his indictment.
The first count charged Scott with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a class D felony. The first count alleged that Scott did knowingly with intent to use, possessed a water bottle filled with various chemicals used to create methamphetamine.
Scott pleaded guilty to the top charge at this time.
“Man is in his 50s, I am honestly surprised he is here with his minimal criminal background. But I understand he is addicted to meth, and the court is giving him a tremendous break allowing him to participate in treatment court due to time already served. I wish you luck but if you do this again you will be removed from the community for as long as possible,” said McBride.
“I just want to apologize,” stated Scott.
Scott was sentenced to six months incarceration followed by five years probation, and was to participate in the drug treatment court. However, due to time served already, Scott was set to be released later that day.
Scott was fined a $50 DNA fee, as well as a $325 crime victim fee, before he signed his written waiver of appeal.
• Danny D. Jeffrey, 62, appeared for purposes of sentencing.
Jeffrey had previously pleaded guilty to the top charge, sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony.
“Defendant stands before the court for sexual abuse in the first degree, he's going to serve two years in state prison. He needs to understand that for the rest of his life he needs to stay away from children, they don’t deserve what he did to them,” McBride continued on saying, “After speaking with the mother of the victims, she says the victims are still depressed, anxious, and are very eager to see him sentenced. I know he says he has urges, but no child should ever be treated as a sexual object.”