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MASSENA - A Massena woman has been fined after pleading guilty to a reduced charge stemming she had violated a St. Lawrence County Family Court order of protection directing her to stay away from her grandchildren just days after it was issued.

Massena Village Justice Eric J. Gustafson fined April M. (Terrance) Storm, 47, of 31 Talcott St., Massena, $25 and a $125 surcharge for a disorderly conduct conviction. The plea bargain agreement offered by prosecutors allowed Storm to plead guilty to the disorderly conduct violation to satisfy two misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt counts. She was also placed under a one-year conditional discharge.

She reportedly had contact with two grandchildren, ages 5 and 7, on Dec. 29, just two days after family court issued the order of protection directing her to stay away from the children.

In other recent court action before Judge Gustafson:

■ Jacob A. Cook, 43, of 84 Mose Cook Road, Akwesasne, was granted a six-month adjournment in comtemplation of dismissal. He had been charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was reportedly found in possession of a baggie containing a small quantity of cocaine.

■ Lisa A. Pitts, 20, of 2501 County Route 38, Brasher, was fined $25 and a $125 surcharge after having a petit larceny count reduced to disorderly conduct. She had been charged with shoplifting eye makeup remover and two boxes of perfume from Walmart at 6:04 p.m. Sept. 23. She reportedly paid for some merchandise but failed to pay for the three items, valued at $41.27, she had secreted in a purse.

Pitts was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on a second charge stemming from that incident. She had been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after she was found in possession of a smoking device with a small quantity of a green leafy substance testing positive for THC, the chemical component found in marijuana.

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