LITTLE VALLEY - Two men pleaded not guilty before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz last week to indictments accusing them of operating methamphetamine laboratories in separate cases.
Daren D. Tinque Jr., 27, of Machias was charged with second- and-third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said Tinque was arrested Jan. 23 and accused of operating a meth lab in the Town of Franklinville.
State Police officers were alerted by Child Protective Services agents checking on the welfare of three children in the Bakerstand Road home where the lab was operated by Tinque and others, Pettit Rieman said.
Timothy Slater, 51, of Randolph pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, second-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine materials and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested during a Jan. 24 raid on a meth lab in a Town of Conewango home.
Also last week before Judge Ploetz:
- Jessica Corbett, 30, of Hinsdale, was sentenced to a three-year state prison term on her conviction for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in a City of Olean drug sale on July 29, 2015. The judge also ordered her to submit to two years of post-release supervision.
- Ryan S. Bartlett, 34, of Salamanca, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty as charged to he felony failure to register with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services within 10 days when the convicted sex offender changed his residence in January. He was convicted of third-degree rape in 2008.
- Jeffrey M. Royce, 40, of Gowanda, waived grand jury action and pleaded guilty as charged to misdemeanor attempted failure to register with the state Division of Criminal Justice Services when the convicted sex offender changed addresses in the Town of Persia last November. He was convicted of third-degree rape and sodomy in 2003. He faces sentenced July 24.