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New York City man gets 6 years in Saratoga Springs drug case

New York City man gets 6 years in Saratoga Springs drug case

A New York City man was sentenced to six years in prison this week after admitting to selling drugs

A New York City man was sentenced to six years in prison this week after admitting to selling drugs in Saratoga Springs.

Godfrey A. Waldron, 33, of West 153rd Street, was sentenced by Saratoga County Court Judge Jerry J. Scarano after pleading guilty in June to third-degree criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance. His six-year prison sentence is to be followed by three years of post-release supervision.

Waldron was arrested in December on charges related to activities in Saratoga Springs last September and November. His arrest was part of a long-running city drug investigation that eventually led to 19 arrests.

In other recent court action:

• Russell E. Duffney, 46, of Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs, was sentenced to three years in prison and five years of post-release supervision. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for an incident April 9 at his home in Saratoga Springs in which, police said, Duffney used a 36-inch machete to hit a man he was arguing with at a cookout in his yard, cutting off part of the victim’s left ear and slashing the left side of his face.

• Orlando G. Gordon, 48, who is homeless, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of post-release supervision. He pleaded guilty in July to attempted second-degree burglary for an incident in March 2011 in Saratoga Springs.

• Lisa A. Harrington, 46, of Pyramid Pines Estates, Wilton, was sentenced to one to three years in prison on her guilty plea to a felony DWI charge filed May 17 in Saratoga Springs. She was also ordered to use an alcohol-sensing ignition interlock device on her vehicle for three years after release.

• Aaron C. Emerson, 26, of Cooper Street, Lake George, was sentenced to 21⁄2 years in prison and 15 years of post-release supervision. He pleaded guilty in June to attempted first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree criminal sexual act. He was arrested in December for incidents that occurred in the first half of 2012 in Moreau. Emerson, already a registered sex offender, was accused of having sexual contact with two teenage girls.

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