Holley man could be sentenced to 2 years in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 December 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Holley resident faces up to 2 years in state prison after he violated his probation when he had Diazepam (valium), a controlled substance, in June.

Joshua D. Ornt, 26, of Hall Road pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court to seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

As part of his probation he was forbidden from having valium or any controlled substances. He obtained the Diazepam from a friend, a drug dealer, Ornt told County Court Judge James Punch in court on Monday.

Ornt also failed to show up for a drug test on Aug. 23 and didn’t have a drug evaluation, which constitute “substantial violations” of probation, Punch said.

Ornt will be sentenced Dec. 23 and faces prison time, plus a year of post-release supervision.