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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Several In Court on Drug Charges

Several people appeared in Cattaraugus County Court on drugs charges, including a couple of people already in jail on similar charges.

33-year-old Demario Watkins of Buffalo, who is currently in jail, pleaded guilty to selling a controlled substance on December 19 in Salamanca. 24-year-old Bryant Battle of Olean, who is also in jail, sold a narcotic drug on April 18 in Olean. They are both scheduled for sentencing on January 5.

A heroin dealer has been sentenced to 2 years in state prison. 29-year-old Joseph Vavrecan of Olean sold the drug on February 1 in the Town of Hinsdale.

22-year-old Lawrence Smith of Buffalo will spend 4 months in jail and 5 years on probation for selling drugs on May 9 of last year in Olean.

And, 21-year-old Alexander Carpenter of Allegany has pleaded not guilty to selling drugs in Olean on April 26. His case has been adjourned for motions.

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