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Man sentenced for drug theft

JOHNSTOWN – A Gloversville man who stole vials of narcotics, including morphine, from Nathan Littauer Hospital was sentenced Wednesday in Fulton County Court to six months in the county jail.

Todd G. Plummer, 24, of 69 S. Judson St., was sentenced by Judge Richard C. Giardino, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was based on a Jan. 8 guilty plea.

He was arrested Sept. 22 by Gloversville police, charged with third-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

Police said Plummer was visiting a woman who gave birth in the hospital’s maternity ward and somehow got access to the maternity ward’s surgery room. Police said he found a sharps container inside an anesthesiologist cart after opening the lock to the cart. He took the container into a bathroom and removed several vials of various narcotics, including morphine, police said. Hospital security found the sharps container and empty vials in the bathroom garbage can and notified police.

Police said Plummer returned to the hospital later and was charged. He was still in possession of narcotics, which were found on him, and in his car and apartment, police said.

In other County Court cases this week:

– Richard Maldonado, 40, of 204 Bleecker St., Gloversville, was sentenced by Giardino Monday to 150 days in the county jail, as part of a plea arrangement.

Sentencing was based on his Dec. 23 guilty plea to one count of failure to register as a sex offender.

He was arrested July 29 by the Gloversville Police Department.

– John C. Berry, 48, of Route 29, Johnstown, was sentenced by Giardino Monday to one to three years in state prison and fined $1,000, as part of a plea arrangement.

The sentence was based on his Dec. 23 guilty plea to one count of felony driving while intoxicated.

He was arrested by state police July 25 in the town of Johnstown.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com