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FORT COVINGTON - A Fort Covington woman charged in two separate drug sale cases was sentenced to prison time by Judge Robert G. Main Jr. in county court in Monday.

Jessica Brown, 30, was sentenced to a combined total of five years in state prison for two counts each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.

In one case, she admitted that she sold oxycodone on Jan. 13. In the second case, she admitted that she possessed oxycodone with the intent to sell the drug on Jan. 12 and 19.

She will also undergo two years of post-release supervision.

Brown pleaded guilty to the first case on Monday, having been indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 23. She admitted guilt in the second case on Oct. 4, having been indicted on May 25.

In other county court business before Judge Main on Monday:

■ Louis Vargas, 41, of Mohawk Correctional Facility was sentenced to 18 months to three years prison time for first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband. The sentence will run consecutive to the six-year sentence he is serving for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The charged stems from a March 4 offense at Upstate Correctional Facility.

■ Austin Ball, 28, of Upstate Correctional Facility was sentenced to 18 months to three years prison time for first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband. The term will run consecutive to the 18 months to seven years he is serving for second-degree attempted assault.

The charge stems from an Oct. 23, 2011 offense at Upstate Correctional Facility.

■ Jahasson Booker, 21, of Coxsackie Correctional Facility was sentenced to 18 months to three years prison time for first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband. The term will run consecutive to the sentence of 51 months to six years he is currently serving for second-degree robbery and third-degree burglary.

The incident stems from an Aug. 30, 2011 offense at Bare Hill Correctional Facility.

■ Patrick Jantzen, 23, of Upstate Correctional Facility was sentenced to 18 months to three years prison time for first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband. The term will run consecutive to the eight years he is now serving for first-degree burglary.

The charge stems from a Sept. 6, 2011 offense at Bare Hill Correctional Facility.

■ Angel Perez, 30, of Upstate Correctional Facility was sentenced to 18 months to three years prison time for first-degree attempted promoting prison contraband. The term will run consecutive to the seven years he is now serving for attempted first-degree robbery.

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