2 plead guilty and could be sentenced to state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 May 2017 at 3:16 pm

ALBION – Two people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court on Monday and could be sentenced to state prison.

Harold D. Hill Jr., 38, of Lockport admitted he had cocaine on July 6, 2016 when he was arrested at Salt Works Road in Medina.

District Attorney Joe Cardone said Hill had the cocaine, which weighed 0.65 ounces, concealed in his mouth.

Hill pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, which normally carries a maximum of 8 years in state prison.

As part of a plea deal, Hill will face no more than 5 years in state prison and up to two additional years of post-release supervision.

He will be sentenced on June 26.

A Holley resident also pleaded guilty to violating his probation. Kevin A. Truesdell, 39, of Hurd Road has multiple prior convictions for driving while intoxicated.

He was arrested for DWI on Dec. 15. He also was driving without a license and was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree.

As part of a plea deal, he will face a maximum sentence of 1 to 3 years in state prison when he is sentenced on June 5.

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