Perth woman pleads in County Court
JOHNSTOWN — A town of Perth woman — arrested with two co-defendants after a regional heroin and ecstasy sales investigation last winter and fall — pleaded guilty this week in Fulton County Court.
Jazmin Jimenez, 21, of 795 County Highway 107 Lot 13, pleaded guilty Wednesday before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as part of a plea arrangement.
Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but Jimenez is expected to receive 3 1/2 years in state prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision, restitution, and driver’s license revocation.
The defendant was arrested Jan. 24 at her residence as part of a drug bust. Jimenez was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies. Also charged in the raid were Kaleel R. Miller, 20, and Eric B. Fyfe, 33, of the same address.
Miller pleaded guilty April 24 to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and was due to receive six months in the county jail and five years probation.
Amsterdam police and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s Regional SWAT Team executed a search warrant at the County Highway 107 residence, along with state police, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, and Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown.
The warrant, issued by County Court Judge Louise K. Sira, was based on an investigation into the sale of heroin and ecstasy in the region over the winter and last fall. As a result of the search, quantities of controlled substances and cash were seized, police said.
In other recent County Court action:
∫ Justin G. Coopey, 37, of 14 Horse Hill Road, town of Edinburg, was sentenced Tuesday by Hoye to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison, as part of a plea arrangement.
He must also make unspecified restitution, and an order of protection was granted for his victim.
The sentence was based on his April 25 guilty plea to one count of third-degree burglary.
Coopey was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Dec. 1, charged with felony third-degree burglary and misdemeanor counts of petit larceny and criminal mischief. Deputies and state police troopers made the arrest after a joint investigation into burglaries in the Mayfield area.
Deputies at the time said Coopey was charged with breaking into Jim’s Bait Shop in Mayfield on Nov. 30, stealing property and money. He was also accused of damaging property while entering the business.
∫ Amanda E. Greenfield, 33, of 235 S. Main St., Gloversville, pleaded guilty Monday before Hoye to one felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny, as part of a plea arrangement.
Sentencing was delayed until later, but she is slated to receive six months in the county jail and five years probation. She must also make restitution and a possible order of protection may be granted.
Greenfield was arrested April 26 by Fulton County sheriff’s investigators on two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property; and two misdemeanor counts of petit larceny. She was charged at the county jail, where she was being held on other charges. Greenfield took a credit/debit card that didn’t belong to her and made withdrawals from various ATMs in the town of Johnstown, investigators said.
∫ Summer Hill, 29, of 1116 Route 10, Caroga Lake, was sentenced by Hoye on Monday to five years probation, restitution of roughly $35,000 and she was disqualified from receiving county Department of Social Services benefits.
The sentenced was based on Hill’s April 25 guilty plea before Hoye to one felony count of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, as part of a plea arrangement.
Hill was arrested Feb. 23, 2017 by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on charges of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud, and first-degree offering a false instrument.
Deputies at the time said Hill allegedly failed to report employment earnings to DSS in order to obtain $42,426 in welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to.
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at email@example.com.