JOHNSTOWN - A town of Mayfield man convicted in a drug case was sentenced Wednesday in Fulton County Court to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.
Tracy Jennings, 44, of County Highway 123, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye in a plea arrangement.
He pleaded guilty March 15 to one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. For that count, Hoye sentenced him to 3 1/2 years in state prison. He also pleaded guilty to another charge of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, for which he will receive a current sentence of 1 1/3 to four years in prison.
Jennings was charged in connection with the arrest last fall of his wife - Holly L. Jennings, 46, of the same residence - whose case is pending.
While trying to find a burglary suspect at the Jennings' residence in Mayfield on Oct. 24, a state trooper from Mayfield noticed a National Grid meter had been tampered with. National Grid responded to the residence and confirmed the meter had been intentionally tampered with, and approximately $266 worth of kilowatt hours had been stolen, state police said.
Troopers then arrested Holly Jennings and charged her with criminal tampering and petit larceny for the energy theft.
She also was found to be in possession of a crack pipe, half an aluminum can and a scale all containing burnt crack-cocaine residue and a metal smoking pipe with burnt marijuana residue, police said. She was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Troopers from Mayfield continued the burglary investigation and recovered a stolen wood chipper Oct. 25 from the neighborhood near the Jennings' home.
On Oct. 29, authorities from Fonda and Mayfield responded to the Truckstop Motel on Riverside Drive in Fultonville, where they found Tracy Jennings. Authorities said Jennings identified himself as "Jim Green," allegedly to avoid arrest for the stolen wood chipper. A crack pipe with crack cocaine residue was found in his possession. He was initially charged with criminal possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Woman gets jail for grand larceny
In other court action Thursday, Stacy Rhodes, 36, of 232 S. Main St., Gloversville, pleaded guilty before Judge Richard C. Giardino to one felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny. She was immediately sentenced to one year in the county jail.
Gloversville police arrested Rhodes March 10 on a warrant, charging her with grand larceny. Police said stole a laptop computer from a victim in December.