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Sun., Oct. 4
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Brooklyn Man Enters Not Guilty Plea In City Drug Case


CANTON — Joseph A. Peterkin, 32, of Brooklyn, pleaded not guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Monday in St. Lawrence County Court.

He was indicted by a St. Lawrence County grand jury Aug. 30.

All four charges are class B felonies. He was released under probation supervision after testing positive for THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, and admitting to probation officials prior to pleading that he had smoked marijuana.

It is alleged that Mr. Peterkin, who police said goes by the name “Drama,” possessed cocaine and sold it to another person in Ogdensburg.

Mr. Peterkin was arrested by city police as part of a raid at 309 Montgomery St on May 30. At the time, he was wanted for absconding from parole release on a charge of possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

The search also led to the discovery of a teenager staying at the residence who had been brought there from North Carolina to help with crack cocaine sales, according to police.

Police said the minor was brought to New York without the knowledge of his parents. He was reported missing on May 29.

Peter S. Blackford, 32, an inmate at Gouverneur Correctional Facility, was sentenced to an indeterminate 1 to 3 years in state prison for first-degree attempting to promote prison contraband, a class E felony, and as a second felony offender.

The sentence is to be served consecutive to the time Mr. Blackford is currently serving for his July 26, 199 conviction of first-degree manslaughter, a class B violent felony.

He was also ordered to pay $375 in court fine, fees and surcharges.

Andrew J. Regan, 33, of 136 Regan Road, Norwood, pleaded not guilty to first-degree rape, a class B violent felony and released under probation supervision. He was arrested by state police on February 13 following a lengthy investigation into an alleged rape that took was reported on Aug. 9, 2009.

Regan is being accused of having sexual intercourse with a woman, now 27, who is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless.

Timothy J. Green, 31, of 13 Pine St. Apt. B, Canton, was sentenced to one year of interim probation Monday by St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards for first-degree scheme to defraud, a class E felony.

Mr. Green issued four checks totaling $201.69 to the Potsdam IGA supermarket in June of 2012. All were returned for insufficient funds. On June 27, 2009, Mr. Greene used 16 invalid checks for purchases at Price Chopper, Bressette’s Bottles N Beverage and Rex Hardware totaling $1,078.

Sentencing was adjourned to Aug. 25, 2014 and Mr. Green was ordered to pay $2,143.27 in restitution .

Justin L. Chalupa, 23, 18 Johnston St., Gouverneur, was sentenced to five years of probation after his June 14 guilty plea to third-degree burglary, a class D felony.

Mr. Chalupa was also ordered to pay $1,804 and $ 375 in court fines, fees and surcharges.

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