2 are sentenced for selling cocaine in Albion
ALBION – Two people were sentenced on Monday to incarceration for selling cocaine in Albion.
A Rochester man with a criminal history received four years in state prison, the maximum sentence as part of a plea deal.
Jeffrey R. Magee, 35, of Parsells Avenue pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, which normally carries up to 8 years in state prison.
He admitted in a previous court appearance that he had cocaine and sold it in Albion on Feb. 15.
His attorney, David Wade, said Magee had two other jobs and needed some extra money to help pay for medical costs for his 9-year-old son.
“He has the ability to come back from this and be a productive person in society,” Wade told Judge James Punch during sentencing.
The judge refused to give Magee any leniency, and said the defense shouldn’t use the boy as a rationale for selling drugs.
“You are a self-centered drug dealer,” Punch said.
In another sentencing, a 17-year-old boy from Rochester was given 90 days in jail and five years probation for selling cocaine.
The boy, a first time offender, was given youthful offender status. His name shouldn’t be published.
He pleaded guilty to having cocaine and trying to sell it in Albion on March 29.
The judge urged the boy to not continue down a criminal path.
“Otherwise you’ll spread a lot of misery to other people and be miserable yourself,” Punch said.