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Man pleads guilty to drug charge

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man is slated to receive over three years in state prison after recently pleading guilty in Fulton County Court to a drug offense.

Gerald Playford, 34, of 27 Fourth Ave., pleaded guilty Sept. 30 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.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive 3 1/2 years in state prison.

In other recent County Court action:

∫ Joshua Dedicke, 39, of West Street, Gloversville, was sentenced Sept. 30 by Hoye to one year in the Fulton County Correctional Facility and an order of protection was issued for his victim, as part of a plea arrangement.

The sentence was based on Dedicke’s Aug. 5 guilty plea to one count of attempted third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The defendant was arrested on June 6.

∫ Jamal Barksdale, 33, of Third Avenue, Gloversville, was sentenced Oct. 1 by Hoye to one year in the Fulton County Correctional Facility, as part of a plea arrangement. An order of protection was also ordered for his victim.

The sentence was based on his Aug. 7 guilty plea to first-degree criminal contempt.

Barksdale was arrested June 8.

∫ Ricky L. Norris, 37, of 7 Nassau St., Gloversville, was sentenced Oct. 1 by Hoye to one year in the Fulton County Correctional Facility, as part of a plea arrangement. An order of protection was also ordered for the victim.

Norris pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to aggravated family offense.

He was arrested May 23, 2016 on a warrant for criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and third-degree attempted assault by Gloversville police. Officers said Norris was wanted following a family offense that occurred on May 5, 2016.

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

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