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Drug dealer given prison

Michael Jaudon

JOHNSTOWN –A Gloversville man convicted last winter of seven drug sale and possession counts was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to more than four years in state prison.

Michael D. Jaudon, 28, of 340 N. Main St., was sentenced July 20 by County Court Judge Polly Hoye to 4 1/2 years, as part of a plea arrangement. He also received a six-month driver’s license suspension.

The sentence was based on Jaudon’s Feb. 24 guilty plea to five counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Jaudon was arrested with a co-defendant at 12:15 p.m. March 1, 2019 by the Gloversville Police Department and state police. They were charged following the execution of a search warrant by city and state police at their North Main Street residence.

The defendant was initially charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony; fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; and second-degree criminal contempt, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, all class A misdemeanors.

In another County Court case, Joyce I. Harris, 34, of North Main Street, Gloversville, pleaded guilty July 23 before Hoye to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but Harris is expected to receive 1 1/2 to three years in state prison as a second felony offender.

She was arrested March 2 by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies, charged with two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and two misdemeanor counts of petit larceny.

Deputies said Harris was arrested following a larceny complaint at the Gloversville Moose Lodge on East State Street in the town of Johnstown. She was charged after an investigation into a stolen debit card. Harris allegedly unlawfully possessed and used the debit card to make purchases in the towns of Johnstown and the city of Gloversville, deputies said.

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

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