Rochester man pleads guilty to selling heroin

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 February 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Rochester man admitted today in court to selling heroin to an undercover informant through the Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force.

Junior Mateo, 36, pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. He could face up to 5 ½ years in state prison when he is sentenced on May 9.

Mateo already has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison in a Monroe County Court. His sentence from Orleans County will run concurrently with the Monroe County sentence.

He admitted to the drug sale on March 20 in court today. He will be sentenced on May 9.

In other cases today:

Stuart J. Rodden, 25, of Medina pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and violating probabtion.

Rodden was charged on Aug. 7 following the investigation of a motor vehicle accident with an unregistered dirt bike on South Lyndonville Road (Route 63) in the Town of Ridgeway. The DWIA and AUO represent a violation of his probation.

The charges carry a maximum of four years in state prison, but as part of a plea deal he will not be sentenced to more than a year in the county jail. If he is sentenced to more than a year, he can withdraw his plea and go to trial. Sentencing is scheduled for April 18.

A Holley man pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted rape and faces up to 6 months in jail and 10 years probation when he is sentenced on March 14.

Anthony Rowe was 20 when he had sex with a 14-year-old girl in July. He admitted to the crime today in court.

A Carlton woman who was offered a plea deal, reducing a grand larceny charge to pettit larceny, will instead go to trial after insisting on her innocence. Stacy Hamilton, 31, is accused of taking about $15,000 from her elderly grandmother.

Hamilton was managing the finances for the elderly woman with dementia. District Attorney Joe Cardone said Hamilton had her grandmother sign checks and give her the money while not paying the grandmother’s taxes and other bills.

Hamilton said she never took money from her grandmother, who instead gave her money on occasion.

Hamilton is next scheduled for court on Feb. 22 when County Court Judge James Punch said a trail date will be set.