July 21 - Judge Richard Nissen presiding
• Jennifer A. Murphy, 27, of Vanderwalker Road, Chestertown, appeared on charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Her case was adjourned to Aug. 4. Police said she possessed about one gram of hashish and a half-gram of marijuana during a traffic stop at 10:24 a.m. Jan. 26 on State Route 8 in Chester. The case was transferred from Chester Town Court because Chester Justice Jim McDermott family has retained the services of the same lawyer as Murphy.
• David J. Thompson, 28, of State Route 418, Warrensburg, appeared on a charge of second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, based on a traffic stop June 9 on River Street. His case was adjourned to Aug. 4.
• The case of Eric M. VanNess, 23, of Meadowlark Lane, Warrensburg, was heard in court. He is charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, based on a traffic stop at 2:30 p.m., June 6 on Route 9. Police also said he was talking on a cell phone. His case was adjourned to Aug. 18.
• Stephen C. Johnson, 25, of Maynard Street, Hudson Falls, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and consumption of alcohol in a vehicle, based on a traffic stop at 6:50 p.m., July 9 on Main Street. Police said he possessed a multi-colored glass bowl containing marijuana, and two small blue plastic bags containing the banned plant. He was sentenced to a fine and surcharges of $360.
• Stephen Sanford of Pattersonville, received an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal on a second-degree aggravated harassment charge based on a Feb. 13 incident, and an order of protection was issued to prevent him from contacting an individual involved in the incident.
• Nathaniel D. Yates, 23, of Big Brook Road , Indian Lake, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle based on an traffic stop at 7:05 p.m. July 9 on Main St., Warrensburg. Police said he possessed one multi-colored glass bowl containing marijuana residue. He faces fines and surcharges of $360.