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Watertown man gets 3 years in prison for heroin sale

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A Watertown man was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to three years in state prison for selling heroin within the county.

Tyrone L. Hale, 40, address not available, also was ordered to undergo two additional years of supervision upon his release from prison for a March 1 guilty plea to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and an admission that he violated probation. He received a one-year concurrent sentence on the probation violation.

He was accused in a grand jury indictment handed up in November with selling heroin within the county. At the time, he was serving five years’ probation imposed in February 2012 for a December 2011 guilty plea to third-degree attempted criminal possession of stolen property after having been accused of selling jewelry stolen from a Black River woman. He violated probation by being convicted of the new crime.

In other court activity:

Jordan R. Biccum, 21, Watertown, was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison for a Feb. 11 guilty plea to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and an admission that he violated probation. He admitted that on Dec. 31, he possessed 32-inch and 46-inch televisions, with a total value of more than $1,000, that had been stolen from a Starbuck Avenue apartment. At the time, he was serving 10 years’ probation imposed in December for a third-degree rape conviction. He admitted violating probation by being convicted of the new charge.

John E. Demeurers Jr., 23, Redwood, was sentenced to a year of probation supervision for a Feb. 6 guilty plea to third-degree sexual abuse. He admitted that on Aug. 1 in the town of Alexandria, he had sexual contact with a 19-year-old woman who was unable to give her consent to the act because she was intoxicated.

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