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Meco man gets prison in conspiracy case

November 4, 2012
By MICHAEL ANICH , The Leader Herald

JOHNSTOWN - A Meco man arrested a year ago in a police bribery case involving crack cocaine was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison.

Solomon T. Wilson, 51, of 303 County Highway 101, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye. The sentencing was based on a plea agreement from Sept. 18, when he pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree conspiracy.

The defendant was arrested Nov. 29, 2011, and had been indicted by a county grand jury Jan. 13.

Wilson and his then-girlfriend - Randy Masten, 50, of the same address - had been charged last November in a case involving Gloversville police and state police. Officers said Wilson was an inmate at the time at the Fulton County jail, and he and Masten attempted to bribe a parole officer with as much as $15,000 to make Wilson's crack cocaine-related charges "go away."

Wilson had been arrested by Gloversville police on April 19, 2011, and charged with possessing crack cocaine with intent to sell.

He was accused of transporting 15 packages of crack cocaine in a body cavity.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at



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