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Judge sentences SL man to three years on drug conviction

A Saranac Lake man was sentenced to three years in state prison this week for selling prescription drugs to an undercover informant last year.

Saranac Lake Village Police arrested 35-year-old Jason C. Rolley last April and charged him with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

At the time of his arrest, police said Rolley sold 10 Suboxone pills to an undercover informant. Suboxone is a prescription medication similar in nature to codeine and morphine.

Rolley was on probation when the arrest occurred, and police later charged him with welfare fraud. He was allegedly collecting unemployment benefits while simultaneously working four jobs.

Last fall, Rolley pleaded guilty to the sole count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Included in the plea was $3,342 in restitution relating to the welfare fraud charge.

Appearing in Franklin County Court on Wednesday before acting Judge Penelope Clute, Rolley was sentenced to three years in state prison with two years of post-release supervision.

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