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Several are sentenced in county court today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 December 2018 at 3:29 pm

ALBION – Several people were sentenced in Orleans County Court today, and will spend time in either state prison, the Orleans County Jail or on probation.

Cynthia Lopez Lopez, 40, of Brockport was sentenced to 1 ½ years in state prison. She nearly completed a diversion program, making through 50 of 52 weeks before she was expelled from diversion after allegedly having drugs brought to the county jail.

She was sentenced on her original charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum of 1 to 2 ½ years in prison as a first-time felon. She was arrested in April 2017 after allegedly selling Suboxone in Albion.

Her attorney Mark Lewis asked the judge not to send her to state prison. Lewis said she has already served 4 months in the county jail.

Charles Zambito, the acting judge from Genesee County, said Lopez Lopez had several violations when she was in the diversion program.

“She was in the diversion program for nearly a year and it didn’t do any good,” he said.

She will have a year of post-release supervision when she is out of prison.

In other sentencings:

A Niagara County woman was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison for promoting prison contraband.

Priscilla Gumpton, 52, allegedly had drugs brought to the Albion Correctional Facility when she was an inmate. She was released on Sept. 11.

Gumpton today tried to withdraw her guilty plea and asked the judge to give her a different assigned attorney, but Zambito declined. He said Gumpton knowingly accepted the plea offer and wasn’t coerced into pleading guilty.

“It appears she is appearing to avoid sentencing at this point,” District Attorney Joe Cardone told the judge. “She admitted under oath that she arranged to have these drugs brought into the facility.”

Zambito said the plea included a “fair” sentence. He gave her the minimum as part of the plea, which is 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison.

Breanna Eaton, 25, of Medina was sentenced to a year in the county jail. She was terminated from a diversion program in September. If she had stayed drug-free and followed the rules of the program, a felony charge would have been dismissed and she would have been sentenced to a misdemeanor with no jail.

She was sentenced for fourth-degree grand larceny, which has a maximum of 1 to 3 years in state prison.

Olivia Holloway, 40, of Shelby was sentenced to a year in the county jail on a forgery charge. She also didn’t complete the diversion program after she was charged in Monroe County with having cocaine.

Ryan Childs, 24, of Hilton was sentenced to three years of probation after he pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was stopped in Murray on Nov. 17, 2017.

He also was fined $500 and needs to pay $395 in court surcharges. He also needs to do 40 hours of community service and had his license suspended for six months.

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