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Holley man gets 2 years for role in meth lab

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 October 2016 at 4:42 pm

ALBION – A Holley man was sentenced to 2 years in state prison today for his role in a meth lab.

Michael Parkinson, 32, was arrested in February along with three others after methamphetamine was found at 1 Thomas St. – commonly known as the Holley Hotel.

Parkinson faced multiple charges for manufacturing methamphetamine. Parkinson has prior felonies.

He apologized in court today.

“I can tell you this will never happen again,” he told County Court Judge James Punch.

The judge said Parkinson has “a substantial criminal history.” Punch agreed to waive a $325 court surcharge for Parkinson due to a disability that may prevent him from working in a prison jobs program.

In another case, Michael Borrero, 18, of Albion was sentenced to a year in the county jail for attempted third-degree burglary.

Borrero admitted in a previous court appearance to entering The Vape Shop when it was closed and stealing a laptop from the business on East Bank Street.

Borrero has to pay half of the restitution or $1,017. A codefendant needs to pay the other half.

Borrero has a year to make the restitution payments when he is released from jail.

Punch said Borrero has already been on probation and failed.

“For a person of your age you’ve developed a very serious criminal history,” Punch said during sentencing. “You have to correct it or you’re going to end up in state prison.”

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