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2018-06-20 / Police

Hobart Man Sentenced To Prison for Heroin Possession, Tampering

DELHI - A Hobart man was sentenced to four years in state prison for felony drug possession and other charges on June 11 as part of a negotiated plea and sentence deal in Delaware County Court.

Shakeen D. Q. Enang, 28, pled guilty to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count of tampering with physical evidence in exchange for a four year prison sentence, to be followed by two years of post-release supervision. He admitted to possessing heroin in the town of Stamford on Dec. 5, 2017 and attempting to flush it down a toilet at the time of his arrest.

He also pled guilty to a reduced count of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, charged as part of a separate case, admitting that he sold heroin in the village of Stamford on Aug. 13, 2017.

In addition to the prison sentence, he was ordered to pay $150 in restitution to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office as reimbursement of “drug-buy” money and his driving privileges were suspended for a one year period.

As part of the negotiated deal, a second charge of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance was dismissed.

In other cases:

• Clayton Rockefeller, 62, of Delhi pled not guilty to one charge of first-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He is accused of possessing a quantity of marijuana in the town of Meredith on Oct. 18, 2017. Rockefeller is out of jail on $2,500 cash bail, posted in lower court, awaiting a further court appearance.

• Kathy A. Curry, 42, of Johnson City, pled not guilty to one count of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and one count of unregistered motor vehicle. She is accused of driving an unregistered vehicle without a license on Jan. 2, 2018, in the town of Deposit. She is at liberty, having posted $400 cash bail in Deposit Town Court, awaiting a further court appearance in Delaware County Court.

• Bailey Pritchard, 18, Walton, pled not guilty to one charge of promoting a sexual performance of a child and one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child. He is accused of possessing animated child pornography on Sept. 29, 2017 in the town of Walton. District Attorney John Hubbard offered a negotiated deal of a guilty plea to possession of a sexual performance by a child in exchange for 10 years probation. Pritchard was released on his own recognizance awaiting a further court appearance.

• James H. Young, 28. Walton, was sentenced to five years probation following his April 11 guilty plea to a reduced charged of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted to selling heroin in the village of Walton in 2016. In addition to the prison sentence, Young was ordered to pay $50 in restitution representing “drug-buy” money to the Walton Police Department.

• Toby L. Jones, 45, Sidney Center, was sentenced to five years probation and six months in jail, following his March 26 guilty plea to first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated. In addition to the probation and jail sentence, he was fined $3,000 and ordered to install an ignition interlock device on his motor vehicle for 36 months. Jones was previously convicted of driving while intoxicated in 2015 in Sidney. His driving privileges were suspended for six months.

• Chase R. DeGraw, 28, Deposit, was sentenced to five years probation and fined $1,000 following his guilty plea to one count of third-degree burglary on April 30. DeGraw admitted to entering a Hancock dwelling on Feb. 4, 2017 with the intent to steal items.

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