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Two facing prison in Cattaraugus County drug cases

LITTLE VALLEY – Two people were sent to prison last week on separate drug convictions in Cattaraugus County Court.

Fallon M. Smith, 30, of Delevan was sentenced by Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to 2 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The crime occurred in the City of Olean on June 9. She also faces two years of post-prison release supervision.

District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said that three years ago, Ploetz spared Smith prison after she was convicted of felony welfare fraud and grand larceny, for illegally obtaining food stamps from August 2011 through September 2014 and illegal use of a tax return debit card.

Michael Scholl, 39, of Hinsdale was sentenced to two years in prison. He was convicted of felony third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance for drug trafficking in the City of Olean from mid-April through May. He also faces two years of post-release supervision.

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