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>Three-year sentence set for sale of crack cocaine

LITTLE VALLEY -- A man who sold crack cocaine in the City of Olean has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to time in prison.

Anthony Drayton, 29, now in the county jail, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein to serve a three-year prison term with post-release supervision for his conviction of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance Sept. 2, 2004.

Drayton also was arrested on federal drug charges last November in connection with a Buffalo-based cocaine sales ring. He was convicted in 2000 in connection with the sale of crack cocaine in Olean in 1997.


>DWI and menacing charged after threat to drivers

WELLSVILLE -- State troopers charged a Wellsville man with second-degree menacing and felony driving while intoxicated Sunday after he allegedly threatened other motorists.

Gregory Broughton, 42, is accused of waving what appeared to be a handgun at the occupants of at least two vehicles that passed him on Route 21 in Andover at about 2 p.m.

Troopers also said Broughton prevented the motorists from passing him several times by braking suddenly or speeding up.

Police said they arrested Broughton at his home. Several beer bottles and a folding cane -- not a handgun -- were found in his sport utility vehicle, troopers said.

He was arraigned by Wellsville Town Justice Noel G. Herberger and jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail pending an appearance in Willing Town Court.


>Former farm owner admits insurance fraud

Clare Raslawsky pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of attempted grand larceny for trying to bilk more than $54,000 from an insurance company after a fire destroyed the barn on her former Franklinville farm.

State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. agreed to spare Raslawsky, 29, now of Schuster Avenue, Cheektowaga, a jail sentence on her plea to trying to scam New York Central Mutual Insurance. He allowed her to remain free without bail pending sentencing June 19.

Although the May 2004 fire was in Cattaraugus County, John C. Doscher, chief of the Erie County district attorney's White-Collar Crime Bureau, said the fraud case was prosecuted in Buffalo because the insurance carrier has Erie County operations.

Raslawsky admitted filing a fraudulent accident claim for the barn fire. New York Central Mutual rejected the accidental fire claim, and she never got any money, Doscher said. Raslawsky never has disclosed why she orchestrated the fake insurance claim.


>Wanted list grows by 3 in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE -- Three names have been added to Chautauqua County's wanted list.

David Moreton, 20, of East Pleasant Avenue, Angola, is wanted on a charge of first-degree vehicular assault.

Amanda Wickham, 24, of Tew Street, Jamestown, is wanted on a charge of possession of a forged instrument.

Jeffery Smith, 40, of Prospect Street, Jamestown, is wanted on allegations of welfare fraud.

Anyone with information should call the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department at 753-2131.


>Man accused of trying to hit passing cars

ANGELICA -- State troopers arrested Adam L. Middaugh, 24, of Wellsville, here early Sunday after getting calls about a man wandering in the middle of Main Street, trying to hit passing cars with his hands.

Troopers said they found Middaugh doing just that at about 2 a.m. He darted in front of their patrol car as they approached him, then took off running.

When the foot chase ended, troopers charged Middaugh with two counts of disorderly conduct and one of resisting arrest. He is free on $2,500 bail.

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