Man to get 4 years in state prison

Two other cases handled in County Court

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man, the subject of a federal felony investigation, is headed to prison for four years for selling drugs.

Maurice A. Wallace, 37, of 108 Forest St., pleaded guilty Oct. 22 in Fulton County Court before Judge Polly A. Hoye to one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

He will be sentenced later as a second felony offender to four years in state prison, and three years post-release supervision. His driver’s license is also expected to be suspended.

Wallace was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 8:55 p.m. July 17 with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, all felonies.

Deputies said he was arrested following a joint narcotics operation with the Gloversville Police Department and the U.S. DEA. Hoye had originally issued a warrant for Wallace’s arrest. Deputies said he was charged at a location on South Judson Street in Gloversville without incident.

In other recent County Court cases:

∫ Christina L. Cook, of Patton Drive, Schenectady, was sentenced by Hoye on Oct. 25 to time served, five years probation, one year driver’s license revocation and a $1,000 fine, as part of a plea arrangement. She must also attach an ignition interlock device to her vehicle.

The sentence was based on her Aug. 29 guilty plea to one felony count of driving while intoxicated.

Cook was arrested Oct. 11, 2018 by state police in Mayfield with first-degree aggravated driving while intoxicated for having a previous conviction within the last 10 years, felony driving while intoxicated for having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher, and use of a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.

∫ David Haffler, 24, of West State Street, Johnstown, was sentenced by Hoye to one year in the Fulton County Jail and possible restitution, as part of a plea arrangement.

He pleaded guilty Oct. 23 to a charge of third-degree criminal mischief.

He was arrested June 9.

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