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Judge recognizes drug program success


CANTON - Three defendants in St. Lawrence County Court for sentencing were recognized Thursday for successfully completing a drug treatment program.

St. Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome J. Richards presented certificates to the three people and commended them for their progress in the judicial diversion program.

“Not only have you completed the treatment program, you’ve progressed in your lives,” the judge said. “You’re productive members of society. You’re not selling or using drugs.”

Those recognized include:

■ Bonnie J. Arazy, 48, of 65 Town Line Road, Louisville, was sentenced to five years probation for her conviction for fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. She admitted selling cocaine in July 2009 in Louisville. She was also ordered to pay $200 in restitution and $375 in surcharge and fees.

■ Kevin C. Guilbert, 30, of 7 Lincoln St., Canton, was sentenced to five years probation for his conviction for fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was originally accused of possessing 9 grams of heroin, about 2 ounces of cocaine and a pair of brass knuckles April 28, 2009 in the city of Ogdensburg. He was also ordered to pay $375 in surcharges and fees.

■ Crystal Fields, 31, of 16 Haskell St., Massena, was placed on one-year interim probation for her conviction for second-degree attempted robbery. Her sentencing was adjourned until Sept. 21, 2013. She was accused of being the driver of a getaway care in a robbery at Shirley’s Discount, Massena.

In other court action, a state prison inmate from the Bronx was sentenced Thursday in St. Lawrence County Court to 1 1/2 to 3 years in state prison for assaulting another inmate in May 2011.

■ Kevin Sterling, 32, was charged with second-degree assault for injuring Dale Martin II, May 31, 2011. Mr. Martin received a large head laceration after he was pushed into a telephone pole.

■ Joshua R. LaRock, 23, of 513 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail. He was charged with violating an order of protection by harassing Danette Stark in November and December 2011.

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