Man gets 60 days in jail
JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man will spend time in Fulton?County Jail after a police raid in 2013 revealed marijuana plants at his home.
George D. Buyce, 54, of Gloversville, was sentenced Jan. 30 in Fulton?County?Court by Judge Richard Giardino to 60 days in the county jail, five years probation and a surcharge, as part of a plea arrangement.
He pleaded guilty July 11 to felony first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.
State police arrested Buyce Jan. 11, 2013, after finding marijuana plants and fireworks at his home. He was initially charged with one count of unlawful growing of cannabis.
Troopers said they found about 100 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, along with lamps and other equipment used to grow marijuana indoors. The raid also uncovered more than 20 pounds of processed marijuana and a supply of fireworks in the home.
In other county court action:
Jerry Hooper, 47, of Oak Lane, Gloversville, pleaded guilty Jan. 30 before Giardino to felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, and misdemeanor driving while ability impaired by drugs, as part of a plea arrangement.
Fulton County sheriff’s deputies arrested the defendent June 29 on the same counts.
Sentencing was adjourned until March 19, but Hooper is expected to receive 90 days in the county jail, five years probation and $1,280 in fines and surcharges.
Timothy E. VanKleeck, 49, of Saratoga Boulevard, Gloversville, was sentenced Friday by Giardino to three years participation in county Drug Court and fines and surcharges totaling $1,570, as part of a plea arrangement.
The sentence was based on his Oct. 31 guilty plea to one count of felony driving while intoxicated.
VanKleeck was charged Aug. 8 by Johnstown police with the same count.
Michaelia B. Yager, 33, of Beech Street, Mayfield, was sentenced Friday by Giardino to three years participation in county Drug Court.
Sentencing, as part of a plea arrangement, was based on Yager’s Dec. 3 guilty plea to felony fourth-degree grand larceny.
She was arrested March 12 by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies.