Perth man pleads to possession count


JOHNSTOWN — A town of Perth man — arrested with two others after a regional heroin and ecstasy sales investigation last winter and fall — pleaded guilty in Fulton County Court and is headed to jail.

Kaleel R. Miller, 20, of 1795 County Highway 107, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Fulton County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but Miller is expected to receive six months in the County Jail and five years probation.

Miller was arrested Jan. 12 by the Amsterdam Police Department along with two others — Jazmin Jimenez, 21, and Eric B. Fyfe, 33, of the same address. Police said at the time that the three suspects were charged for possession and sale of controlled substances following the investigation of heroin and ecstasy in the region within the prior few months.

Amsterdam police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s Regional SWAT Team had executed a search warrant at Lot 13, along with members of the state police CNET team, Fulton County K-9 unit, Drug Investigation Unit, and members of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department road patrol under the direction of Sheriff Richard Giardino and Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown.

A search warrant had been issued by Fulton County Court Judge Louise K. Sira.

As a result of the search, police said quantities of controlled substances and cash were seized.

Information on the cases of Jimenez and Fyfe was unavailable Friday.

∫ In another Fulton County Court case, Summer Hill, 29, of 1116 Route 10, Caroga Lake, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Hoye to one felony count of offering a false instrument for filing, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but she is expected to receive five years probation, and she must make restitution of an unspecified amount.

Hill was arrested Feb. 23, 2017 by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on charges of third-degree grand larceny, third-degree welfare fraud, and first-degree offering a false instrument.

Deputies at the time said Hill allegedly failed to report employment earnings to the Fulton County Department of Social Services in order to obtain $42,426 in welfare benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected]

By Kerry Minor

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