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2 plead guilty to drug crimes and will likely be sentenced to prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 April 2018 at 6:34 pm

ALBION – Two people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court today to drug crimes and will likely be sentenced to state prison.

Jonathan Agosto, 31, of Rochester pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. He could be sentenced up to 8 years in prison on July 9.

Agosto was charged in February with 10 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, which are Class B felonies. He is suspected to providing heroin/fentanyl that caused several overdoses in early 2018.

Another Rochester resident, Lamar Nelson, 29, pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. He faces up to 2 ½ years in prison when he is sentenced on June 25.

He admitted he had cocaine with the intent to sell on May 1, 2017.

A Holley man who has been in prison for 4 years will be released on June 2 from Collins Correctional Facility. Damien Jost, 23, pleaded guilty in 2014 to disseminating indecent material to a minor. Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church assessed Jost as a Level 2 sex offender.

Judge Sara Sheldon presided over other cases this afternoon. She set June 18 as the beginning of a trial for Gerardo Quiros, 31, of Medina, who allegedly held a woman against her will for several weeks, while physically and sexually assaulting her.

Susan Howard, the assistant district attorney, told the judge the trial would likely last about two weeks.

Quiros is facing 24 counts, including seven counts of first-degree rape, 10 counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, one count of third-degree assault, one count of both criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degrees, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Quiros remains in the county jail after his bail was revoked in January by Judge Sheldon. The judge said she wouldn’t consider releasing him from jail.

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