BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Three face prison for drug sales

JOHNSTOWN – Three Gloversville men convicted recently of separate drug-sale offenses in Fulton County Court are due to collectively spend nearly 14 years in state prison.

Darnell “D” Alston, 41, of 57 Steele Ave., Gloversville, had been charged by Gloversville police Aug. 22 in a drug raid. He pleaded guilty May 22 before Judge Richard C. Giardino to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Sentencing was adjourned until July 17, but Alston is due to receive 4 1/2 years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision as a second felony offender.

He was indicted Sept. 6 by a county grand jury.

Authorities conducted a search warrant at his residence and Alston was found with cocaine and approximately $200 in cash.

Davonne L. Brown, 30, of 58 Montgomery St., Gloversville, pleaded guilty May 21 before Giardino to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is scheduled to receive five years in state prison.

Brown also pleaded guilty to second-degree assault. For that, he will be sentenced to another five years in prison, to be served concurrently with the drug-offense sentence. Brown was indicted for the assault by a county grand jury Nov. 26 .

In that case, Brown was one of two people arrested after an Oct. 27 fight that started in Patricia’s Restaurant & Bar at 32 S. Perry St., Johnstown, and spilled into the street, resulting in injuries to two Johnstown police officers. The fight started when Brown and 22-year-old Brooklyn resident Tyronne J. Richardson assaulted a female at the bar, police said.

Craig Rhodes, 42, of Johnson Avenue Extension, Gloversville, pleaded guilty May 21 before Giardino to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive four years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision.