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Watertown man sentenced to up 6 years in prison for drug sale

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A Watertown man was sentenced Monday in Jefferson County Court to up to 6 years in state prison for selling drugs in the city.

Robert W. Murphy Jr., 48, whose last known address was 117 High St., was also ordered to undergo an additional three years of supervision upon his release from prison after a Nov. 22 guilty plea to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was charged in a grand jury indictment unsealed in court in July with selling heroin in early May and cocaine in late May.

He was sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been convicted in County Court in September 2012 of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, admitting he tried to sell cocaine. Judge Kim H. Martusewicz mandated that he serve his latest sentence in the prison system’s Willard Drug Treatment Program. If an inmate completes the 90-day program, he serves the remainder of his sentence under parole supervision.

In other court activity:

Bryan L. Blackmon, 44, Watertown, was sentenced to 113 to 4 years in prison after a Nov. 20 admission that he violated terms of a conditional discharge. He admitted that he violated a 2007 conditional discharge by absconding from the supervision of the Bridge program and failing to follow through with substance abuse rehabilitation recommendations.

He was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge and ordered to complete Bridge in February 2007 after guilty pleas to third-degree burglary and felony driving while intoxicated, admitting he had stolen numerous items from a William Street residence and drove while intoxicated on Sterling Street.

Eliesha M. Miner, 30, Carthage, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison after a Nov. 26 guilty plea to second-degree attempted assault. She admitted that she tried to stab Aaron Worden with a knife July 24 at his residence in the town of Pamelia. She was sentenced as a second-felony offender, having been convicted in County Court in June 2006 of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Judge Martusewicz recommended, but did not mandate, that she serve her sentence in the prison system’s shock incarceration program. If deemed eligible by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, she would spend six months in a military-style substance abuse treatment program and serve the balance of her sentence on parole.

Antonio D. Beale, 24, Fort Drum, was sentenced to six months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation after Nov. 6 guilty pleas to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He had been accused in a grand jury indictment handed up in June of possessing more than an eighth of an ounce of cocaine during a May 16 traffic stop on Route 342 in the town of Pamelia. It also was alleged that a loaded 9 mm pistol was found in the car.

Kevin J. Conroy, 22, whose last known address was 22493 Colonial Manor Road, was sentenced to a three-year conditional discharge after Nov. 7 guilty pleas to second-degree assault and second-degree criminal trespass. He admitted that on Dec. 14 he entered the William Street residence of Daytona Conroy without permission and struck Claude Loomis several times, breaking multiple bones in Mr. Loomis’s face. He also paid $4,616 in restitution up front.

Robert H. Sauve, 55, of 217 Flower Ave. W., pleaded guilty to second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted that he threatened Dennis B. Delong Sr. with a paint scraper Aug. 25 on Clay St. It was illegal for him to possess the weapon because he had been convicted of felony driving while intoxicated in 2007 in County Court. He was subsequently sentenced Monday to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB.

Halley F. Crosbie, 28, of 225 Mechanic St., Upper Apt., admitted violating probation by failing to follow through with outpatient substance abuse treatment recommendations and by continuing to use heroin while under supervision. She was sentenced in County Court in February to five years’ probation after a Jan. 2 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, admitting that she tried to possess heroin with the intention of selling the drug in Watertown in July 2012. Her sentencing was deferred while she seeks additional substance abuse treatment.

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