Five people have been named in grand jury indictments unsealed Wednesday and Thursday in Jefferson County Court alleging they sold illegal drugs in separate incidents.
In indictments unsealed Thursday:
Matthew F. Luffman, 21, Watertown, is charged with two counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged that he had and sold heroin within the county on a mid-November day and committed the same act the following day. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was ordered held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on $5,000 bail.
Gregory J. Hardy-Hall, 21, whose last known address was Philadelphia, and Shawnna B. Howland, 26, whose last known address was Deferiet, are each charged with single counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance as a result of separate incidents. Mr. Hardy-Hall is alleged to have sold cocaine within the county in mid-June, while Miss Howland is claimed to have sold methadone in early September. Both entered not-guilty pleas and were sent to the PSB, with Mr. Hardy-Hall held on $2,500 bail and Miss Howland held on $5,000 bail.
In other court activity Thursday, an open indictment was handed up charging Tyler R. Hamilton, 18, Fort Drum, with two counts each of third-degree criminal mischief and fifth-degree conspiracy and a single count of second-degree reckless endangerment. It is alleged that on May 12, with others, he broke a window on a 2005 Chevrolet truck belonging to Richard Tucker in the town of LeRay and damaged a bus stop owned by Fort Drum Community Homes Inc. by smashing a window on it. It also is alleged that on the same day he created a substantial risk of serious injury to another person by building and participating in the detonation of an explosive device.
Brandon L. Coyer, 26, Carthage, successfully completed Drug Court and was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and five years probation. He was referred to the substance abuse rehabilitation program that is designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration for a March 2011 guilty plea to felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
For completing Drug Court, the unlicensed operation conviction was dismissed. He also was fined $1,000 Thursday, had his drivers license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.
In court Wednesday:
John W. Hall, 42, of 135 N. Rutland St., Apt. 3, and Jordan T. Turner, 25, of 73 Public Square, Apt. 2, were each named in sealed indictments, charged with two counts apiece of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Mr. Hall is alleged to have sold cocaine within the county twice on the same early November day, while Mr. Turner is alleged to have sold the drug two times on a day in late November. Both entered not-guilty pleas to the charges at arraignment. Mr. Hall was ordered held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on $20,000 bail, while Mr. Turner was held on $7,500 bail.
Mr. Turner was charged Dec. 11 by city police with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal mischief. Police allege that he pointed a handgun at Alisha M. Kiblin, 20, of 73 Public Square, Apt. 1, the morning of Nov. 25 and threatened to use the gun. He also broke a glass picture and several Christmas ornaments, police said.
Mr. Turner was convicted of second-degree criminal contempt in April for violating Ms. Kiblins order of protection. He also has a conviction in October 2011 for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, also in County Court.