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2 sentenced to jail/prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 June 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – An Albion woman was sentenced to eight months in Orleans County Jail after she failed to complete Drug Court.

Krystle L. Hughson, 30, of Albion in February pleaded guilty to petit larceny after she allegedly entered a motor home on Beachwood Boulevard in Albion on Dec. 20. Once inside, she is accused of stealing prescription pills.

If Hughson successfully completed Drug Court, the petit larceny charge would have been dismissed. However, she violated Drug Court terms and was sentenced to jail on Monday.

Orleans County Court Judge James Punch also sentenced a Rochester man to two years in state prison.

Juan Gonzalez, 36, of North Union Street was stopped with cocaine and a switch-blade knife in Clarendon in August. He pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth, which carries a maximum sentence of 2 ½ years. He also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, which carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison.

Punch gave Gonzalez 2 years in state prison. Gonzalez was diagnosed with cancer before he committed the crime and was struggling with “many medical problems,” his attorney Michael O’Keefe told the court.

Gonzalez had the weapon for his family in case he became incapacitated, O’Keefe said.

Gonzalez apologized and asked to be sentenced to Drug Court so he could tend to his health.

“I can’t just let you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ and walk away,” Punch said.


In other cases:

A Niagara County woman was arraigned for driving while intoxicated (felony due to previous conviction) and aggravated driving while intoxicated.

Julie R. Wisniewski, 37, of Lewiston was stopped on Point Breeze Road in Carlton on April 12 and registered a .21 Blood Alcohol Content, District Attorney Joe Cardone said. Punch set bail at $2,500 for Wisniewski.

A 73-year-old Medina man pleaded guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and could face up to 2 ½ years in state prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 29.

Angel Gonzalez of Ricky Place was charged last July with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, a felony; two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree; and one count of criminal diversion of a prescription medication and prescription in the fourth degree.

Gonzalez said he sold hydrocodone, his prescribed medication for pain relief, to make money.

A Medina man pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sale of marijuana, which carries a maximum of 1 ½ years in prison.

Michael Nellist, 35, East Center Street in Medina faced four counts of criminal sale of marijuana. The sales allegedly took place in Ridgeway on May 20, July 3, October 23 and October 30. He will be sentenced on Sept. 29.