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Man to serve time on drug offense

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man pleaded guilty in Fulton County Court recently to a felony drug offense and is headed to state prison for five years.

Clyde C. Jones III, 53, of 74 E. Fulton St., pleaded guilty June 24 before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one felony count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, as part of a plea arrangement.

Jones will be sentenced later as a second felony offender to five years in state prison and two years post-release supervision.

He was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 8 a.m. May 29 at his residence, charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, all felonies.

Deputies at the time said the arrest followed a joint narcotics operation with the Gloversville Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. A County Court warrant for Jones’ arrest had been issued by Hoye.

In other County Court cases:

∫ Leroy J. Brooker, 59, of West Street, Gloversville, pleaded guilty June 27 before Hoye to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive 1 1/2 years in state prison, two years post-release supervision, and possible driver’s license suspension and restitution.

Brooker was charged by state police at 1:20 p.m. April 19 with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, and a seatbelt violation.

∫ Rebecca Aldous, 30, of Prospect Avenue, Gloversville, pleaded guilty June 27 before Hoye to first-degree criminal contempt, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was delayed until later, but she is slated to receive credit for time served, five years probation, participation in county Drug Court, unspecified restitution, and an order of protection granted for her victim.

Aldous was arrested March 24.

∫ Gregory A. Blackmon, 28, of Wells Street, Gloversville, pleaded guilty June 24 before Hoye to one felony count of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing will be at a later date. He is expected to receive credit for time served, five years probation, participation in Drug Court, and restitution.

Blackmon was arrested April 8. He had been taken into custody by Gloversville police on warrants for petit larceny and failure to appear in Gloversville City Court on charges he possessed a forged instrument.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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