Drug dealer gets 10 months in jail

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JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man who last year possessed crack cocaine packaged for sale was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to 10 months in the County Jail.

Michael D. McDonald, 35, of 34 S. Main St., was sentenced July 8 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye, as part of a plea arrangement. In addition to the jail time, he received a driver’s license suspension and he is subject to a forfeiture.

McDonald on Feb. 19 pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was arrested at 9:20 p.m. March 15, 2019 by the Gloversville Police Department, charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Also charged with the same counts was co-defendant Raydell Robinson, 38, of 205 Ridge Road, Northville.

Officers responded to 39 West St., Apt. 2, Gloversville, for an anonymous request for a welfare check on a resident at that location. During the investigation, police located a quantity of crack cocaine packaged for sale and determined that McDonald and Robinson were in possession of the narcotics. They were taken into custody without incident, police said.

In other recent County Court action:

∫ A Schenectady man deemed a second felony offender was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in state prison.

Keyshawn S. Arnold, 23, of 3067 Albany St., was sentenced July 9 by Hoye, as part of a plea arrangement.

In addition to the 3 1/2 years in state prison, he will be subject to two years post-release supervision.

The sentence stemmed from Arnold’s Jan. 23 guilty plea to one felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Johnstown police arrested Arnold last Sept. 9, one of two people in a vehicle. As a passenger in a traffic stop at 8:52 a.m. on North Comrie Avenue, he was charged with felony counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Police at the time said Arnold was allegedly in possession of narcotics.

Also charged in that incident was driver Dana C. Horning, 23, of 10 Homestead Drive, Gloversville, who possessed a suspended New York state driver’s license. She was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor; and failure to keep right, a violation.

∫ Stanley F. Nourse, 29, of Lake Street, Mayfield, pleaded guilty July 7 before Hoye to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive 15 days in jail, five years probation, and an unspecified fine.

Nourse was arrested June 1, 2019 by state police on charges of felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to keep right, failure to use designated lane and driving while ability impaired by alcohol.

He was charged at 5:59 a.m. on Route 30 in the town of Johnstown.

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

By Patricia Older