Johnstown woman gets 1 year in jail


JOHNSTOWN — A Johnstown woman arrested in March for possessing crack cocaine ready to sell was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to one year in the County Jail.

Shania M. Flansburg, 23, of 18 Cayadutta St., was sentenced July 22 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye based on the defendant’s plea arrangement. She also had her driver’s license suspended.

Prior to sentencing, Flansburg pleaded guilty before Hoye to one felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

She was arrested at 12:22 a.m. March 22 by Gloversville police on that count, as well as third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, also a felony.

Officers conducted a stop on a vehicle in which Flansburg was a passenger on South Main Street for a vehicle and traffic stop. During the course of the traffic stop, Flansburg was allegedly found to be in possession of crack cocaine packaged individually for sale, police said.

In other recent County Court action:

∫ Ian P. Hendricks, 41, of 85 E. Main St., Johnstown, was sentenced July 22 by Hoye to one year in the County Jail, as part of a plea arrangement. He must also attach an ignition interlock device to his vehicle.

The sentence was based on his Oct. 11 guilty plea to one felony count of driving while intoxicated.

Hendricks was charged by Johnstown police at 9:08 p.m. July 13, 2018 with misdemeanor counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving with 0.08 percent or greater blood-alcohol content, and unlawful possession of marijuana and failure to keep right, both violations.

Police said he was charged following a traffic stop on Pleasant Avenue. Police said Hendricks failed field sobriety tests and had a 0.22 percent BAC.

∫ Lisa M. VanVranken, 52, of Greenwood Avenue, Amsterdam, was sentenced July 22 by Hoye to three years probation, driver’s license renovation, and a $500 fine, as part of a plea arrangement.

She pleaded guilty May 31 before Hoye to driving while ability impaired by drugs.

VanVranken was charged by state police on June 23, 2018 with endangering the welfare of a child, imprudent speed, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle and violation of not having a child aged four to six restrained in the back seat.

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

By Josh Bovee

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