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Watertown women sent to prison for Drug Court violation


A Watertown woman was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to up to four years in state prison after admitting she violated her Drug Court contract.

Kady L. Marteliz, 27, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for failing to complete the substance abuse rehabilitation program that is designed to serve as an alternative to incarceration. She had been referred to the program in August 2010 for a first-degree criminal nuisance conviction, having admitted that she allowed her LeRay Street residence to be used as a place where others gathered to sell illegal drugs.

Information about what led to the Drug Court violation was not available. She was sentenced as a second felony offender, having been convicted in 2005 of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for having several counterfeit $100 bills in Dexter in November 2004.

In other court activity:

Jaun C. Benedict, 26, whose last known address was 1014 State St., Apt. 4, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and was referred to Drug Court. He was accused Dec. 4 of having a 2008 Hyundai Entourage reported stolen from Monique Cortes, Oneida. The vehicle had been stolen at Turning Stone Casino in Oneida County and Mr. Benedict was found sleeping in it in a State Street parking lot.

Christopher L. L’Italien, 46, of 1645 Columbia Ave., successfully completed Drug Court, was allowed to have an earlier conviction for felony aggravated driving while intoxication vacated and was allowed to plead guilty to felony DWI. He then was sentenced to five years’ probation, was fined $1,000, had his driver’s license revoked and was ordered to install an ignition interlock on any vehicle he owns or operates.

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