Medina man sentenced to 3 years in prison on drug charge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 May 2017 at 1:58 pm

ALBION – A Medina man who pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree was sentenced today to 3 years in state prison by Orleans County Court Judge James Punch.

Gary L. Bonk, 40, of North Gravel Road pleaded guilty to the crime on Feb. 27. The charge normally carries a maximum sentence of 1 ½ to 8 years in state prison.

As part of a plea deal, the sentence was capped at 4 years. Judge Punch gave Bonk less than the maximum today. In addition to the 3 years in prison, Bonk will have 1 ½ years of post-release supervision.

Bonk, a second-felony offender, admitted he had cocaine with the intent to sell it on Dec. 6, 2016.

In another case today in County Court:

• A Hamlin man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree.

Daniel F. Heberle, 45, of 17255 Lakeshore Rd. was charged on Jan. 28 and allegedly had a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.14 percent and was driving without a license. He was stopped on Norway Road in Kendall.

As part of a plea deal today, he will face a maximum of a year in jail for the DWI and 6 months for AUO with the sentences to run concurrently. He will be sentenced on July 26.

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