Tri-county blotter

Man charged with forged document

AMSTERDAM — Doug Wilsey, 67, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on July 30 with second-degree possessing a forged instrument, a class D felony.

Wilsey was held pending arraignment.

Driver facing DWI, other charges

AMSTERDAM — Dylan C. Wheeler, 22, of St. Johnsville was charged by state police on July 30 with failure to notify the department of motor vehicle of an address change, speeding in excess of 55 mph, driving while intoxicated, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle while on a highway.

Wheeler was released on appearance tickets.

Man charged with felony assault

GLEN — Derrick T. Colon, 20, of Fort Plain was charged by state police on July 31 with assault with intent to cause injury, a class D felony, for an incident which occurred in Fort Plain on July 30.

Colon was held for arraignment.

Woman facing drug charges

GLOVERSVILLE — Kayla Trickler, 32, of Gloversville was charged by state police on July 30 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Trickler was released on an appearance ticket.

Man admits to selling gun, drugs

SYRACUSE — Carlos Vega-Carbonell, 36, of Amsterdam pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon and distributing heroin in federal court.

As part of his guilty plea, Vega-Carbonell admitted he sold a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, five shotgun shells, and 30 bags of heroin during a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives undercover operation in the city of Amsterdam on Nov. 14. Vega-Carbonell had a felony conviction at the time.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 4, in Albany at which time Vega-Carbonell faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of to $250,000 for the firearm and ammunition conviction and up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, and a term of supervised release between three years and life for the heroin conviction.

This case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with assistance from the city of Amsterdam Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Southwick.


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