A 22-year-old Saranac Lake man pleaded guilty to a bevy of drug charges in Franklin County Court this week.
James T. Lacey was arrested in April after police observed him conducting a narcotics transaction. He was originally charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a prescription not in its original container.
At the time, Saranac Lake Village Police said Lacey was seen selling – quote – “10 narcotic preparation pills” to another individual.
Appearing before Franklin County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr. on Monday, Lacey pleaded guilty to the sole count of fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance.
He was also sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for felony violation of probation.
Sentencing on the drug charges is scheduled for Oct. 25.