Woman found with heroin sentenced to 4 years in prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville woman has been sentenced to four years in prison following her guilty plea to criminal possession of a controlled substance according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

Jessica Dence, 33, of 240 W. Fulton St. in Gloversville was sentenced May 4 to prison time and two years post release supervision by Judge Louise Sira.

Her license was also suspended and she has to give a DNA sample.

Dence plead guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance in Fulton County Court on March 2.

On Jan. 12, members of the city police patrol division, detective division, and members of the DEA took Dence and another person, Xavier R. Stanley, 27, into custody following a seven-month long investigation into the sale of heroin in the city.

Dence and her companion were found to be in possession of more than 20 bundles, around 200 bags, of heroin, packaged for sale.

Dence was charged Jan. 17 with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell

Also in Fulton County Court:

∫ Wesley L. Bentley II, 21, of 190 Blanchard Road in Gloversville was sentenced on May 4 to 1 1/2 years in state prison, 1 year of post release supervision by Judge Sira. His license was also suspended and he had to submit a DNA sample.

Bentley pleaded guilty on Jan. 6 to fourth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Bentley was initially charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana by city police on June 29, 2016.

Officers said they were called to Bentley’s address to assist the Fulton County Probation office with a home visit.

During prohibition’s search of the residence, narcotics and marijuana were found in Bentley’s possession, police said.

∫ Anntwanette M. Figueroa, 29, of 19 Cemetery St. in Fonda plead guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument in Fulton County Court on May 10 in front of Judge Polly Hoye.

Figueroa is expected to be sentenced to two to four years in state prison as a second felony offender, as well as pay back restitution.

Figueroa was charged Nov. 5, 2016 by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

Kerry Minor can be reached at [email protected]

By Patricia Older

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