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Former Massena man granted plea bargain after completing treatment


MASSENA - A 21-year-old Massachusetts man had drug charges reduced to a disorderly conduct violation after he completed a substance abuse treatment program.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson fined Ethan T. Klemp of 10 Forrest Ave., Massena, $75 and a $125 surcharge for the disorderly conduct conviction and was placed under a one-year conditional discharge with a stipulation he perform 40 hours of community service. He was fined an additional $90 and an $85 surcharge for operation of a vehicle at an imprudent speed and a $5 surcharge after pleading guilty to failure to keep right.

Village police had charged Klemp with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana following a property damage accident at 2:22 p.m. Oct. 3.

He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving and ticketed for failure to keep right and speed not reasonable and prudent.

Police had said Klemp turned from McKinley onto Jefferson at a high rate of speed, lost control of his vehicle, crossed the roadway and a struck a parked 2006 Kia registered to Tina LaMay in the driveway at 224 Jefferson Avenue. His vehicle then slid for approximately another 70 yards on the driver’s side before coming to rest at 220 Jefferson Avenue.

Police said neither Klemp or his passenger in the 1992 Mazda registered to Thomas Klemp were injured in the accident.

Police said Klemp was in possession of a pipe with marijuana residue and a baggie containing a suboxone pill.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Barbra J. Goodreau, 23, of 60 Liberty Ave., Massena, had a second-degree burglary count sent up to superior court for possible grand jury action. She was sent back to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility with bail continued at $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

■ Jamie Terrance, 44, of Massena was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. He had been charged with disorderly conduct on Nov. 17, 2009 after he allegedly was shouting obscene language and interfering when police were investigating a domestic dispute involving two other individuals.

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