Man gets 5 years in prison

JOHNSTOWN – A town man was sentenced Monday in Fulton County Court to five years in state prison.

Marvin “Loco” McLaurin, 26, of 2552 Route 29, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye to the prison time. He also received two years post-release supervision and he must make $280 restitution to the office of Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira. He was sentenced as a second-felony offender.

The sentence was based on his Jan. 29 guilty plea to one felony count of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, in full satisfaction of indicted charges.

Authorities arrested McLaurin as one of seven people charged on drug-related charges in raids in Gloversville and the town of Johnstown on Aug. 22.

Police said an arrest warrant for McLaurin – based on a County Court indictment – was executed at 2552 Route 29. During a subsequent search warrant executed at McLaurin’s residence, police said, search teams found crack cocaine, prescription narcotics, marijuana and about $1,600 in cash.

In another County Court case Monday:

Stephen A. Robbins, 59, of 3 Prospect Ave., apartment 5, Gloversville, was sentenced by Hoye to four years in state prison, as part of a plea arrangement. He will also receive six years post-release supervision.

He pleaded guilty Jan. 30 to one felony count of first-degree sexual abuse.

Gloversville police arrested Robbins on Oct. 1, charging him with first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Police said Robbins had sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl on July 4.

Capt. of Detectives Anthony Clay said at the time the incident is believed to have been a one-time occurrence.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at