Two sentenced for attempted possession, one sent to state prison

CHENANGO – Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. presided over Chenango County Court Monday, March 28, where he subsequently sentenced two men – in unrelated incidents – on the charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class C felony.

First Assistant District Attorney, Michael D. Ferrarese represented the people of Chenango County on this matter.

• Frederick Harty Jr., 50, of Classic Street in Sherburne was previously arrested in October of 2015 on drug related charges involving the narcotic drug heroin.



Hardy Jr. was arrested by members of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, with help from the City of Norwich and Village of Sherburne police departments who conducted a ‘no-knock’ search warrant at the residence of 30 Classic St. in the Village of Sherburne.

Authorities allegedly uncovered heroin, scales, packaging material, and unidentified pills that were kept in the residence unlawfully.

Harty was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell in the third degree, a class B felony; criminal nuisance in the first degree; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree; and criminally possessing drug paraphernalia.

At the time, Harty was arraigned in the Town of Norwich Court and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail.

Harty was in County Court with his attorney Lauren Carlson, for the purposes of a possible change of plea and sentence.

The District Attorney's Office had a plea bargain offer on the table that required Harty to enter a plea of guilty to a reduced charge of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class C felony.

In return Harty was to receive a determinate sentence of four years in the New York State Department of Corrections followed by two post-release supervision.

Carlson did clarify on the record that this plea bargain to the reduced top charge was going to be in full satisfaction of any outstanding charges on this matter in Chenango County.


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