NYC man sentenced to three years in state prison

JOHNSTOWN — A second felony drug offender from New York City was sentenced Monday in Fulton County Court to three years in state prison.

Kenneth Betts, 34, of 225 E. 149th St., Bronx, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to three years, as a second felony offender. He also received two years post-release supervision.

The sentence was based on Betts’ Nov. 13 guilty plea to felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug. Betts received three years in state prison for each count, to run concurrently.

Betts was arrested at 9:35 p.m. Jan. 29, 2018 by the Johnstown Police Department, charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said he was charged after a traffic stop on Prospect Street.

In another recent County Court case, Daniel Wojtowecj, 37, of Fortsville Road, Gansevoort, on Tuesday pleaded guilty before Hoye to felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but the defendant is expected to receive six months in the Fulton County Jail, as well as five years probation. He will also receive unspecified fines and his driver’s license will be revoked.

Wojtowecj was arrested May 10. Details of his case were unavailable this week.

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

By Kerry Minor

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