Man gets 4 years in prison

AMSTERDAM – A city man will spend the next four years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug offenses.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Moses Hopkins III, of 50 Broad St., was sentenced May 23 to four years in state prison and two years of post-release supervision, and an additional concurrent sentence of three years in state prison.

He pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale on April 9.

In other recent cases in Montgomery County Court:

  • Michael Power, 32, of 23 Green Acres Lane, was given time served in the Montgomery County Jail, five years of probation and a $2,000 fine for felony driving under the influence on May 23.

Power pleaded guilty April 3.

Scott A. Hill, 32, of 5832 Route 29, St. Johnsville, pleaded guilty May 21 to third-degree burglary.

He is expected to be sentenced to six months in county jail, five years of probation and restitution on July 22.

Victoria L. Famino, 22, of 4497 Rynex Road, Pattersonville, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated on May 22.

Famino was charged with driving while intoxicated on March 13 in Amsterdam. Her next court appearance is scheduled for July 22.

Brian A. Santiago, 29, of 45 Lincoln Ave., pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal contempt May 22.

He is expected to receive one to four years in state prison when he is sentenced July 1.

Santiago violated an order of protection against him April 4 in Amsterdam.

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