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4 plead guilty to felonies in Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 June 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Four people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court today, with three of those facing drug crimes that could result in state prison.

Vickie Hughes, 49, of Brockport pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. She admitted she had morphine in Albion last October and sold it in the Rite Aid parking lot.

Hughes, as a second felony offender, faces 1 ½ to 4 years in state prison, plus 1 to 2 years of post-release supervision when she is sentenced on Sept. 14.

Javonie McKinney, 41, of Holley pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and could be sentenced to up to 2 ½ years in state prison on Aug. 24.

He was charged with third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance in October after a six-month investigation by Holley Police and the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force.

A Lockport woman also pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. Katrina Drake, 24, admitted she had hydrocodone and sold it from a parking lot across from the Save-A-Lot in Albion in November.

As part of a plea deal today, she won’t be sentenced to more than a year in state prison with a year of post-release supervision. If County Court Judge James Punch gives her more than a year in prison, she can withdraw her plea and go to trial.

Drake will be sentenced on Aug. 24.

A woman from South Carolina pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. Carly S. Wells, 25, allegedly racked up $28,000 in fraudulent purchases and/or cash withdrawals on someone else’s credit card.

She agreed to pay $2,500 in upfront restitution. She is contesting the figure of $28,000. A restitution hearing may be held to determine how much she will be required to pay.

As part of the plea today, she would not be sentenced to state prison. If Judge Punch gives her a prison sentence, she can withdraw the plea and go to trial.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 24.