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OLEAN MAN GETS PRISON FOR DRUG POSSESSION

An Olean man was sentenced Monday in Cattaraugus County Court to 1 1/2 to three years in prison after being convicted of possessing illegal drugs.

Tasheen J. Robinson, 23, of East State Street, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein as a second felony offender for fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. The crime occurred May 14 in Olean.

District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said Robinson was also sentenced to serve a concurrent one-year term in Cattaraugus County Jail for resisting arrest.

In 1997, Robinson was convicted in Pennsylvania on three drug charges and sentenced to two to four years in the state correctional facility in Pittsburgh.

In other cases:

Harold L. Jacobs Jr., 36, of Lawtons, was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail, five years of probation and fined $2,500 for his guilty plea to DWI and speeding, Oct. 14 in Gowanda.

Brandon E. Starks, 22, of Olean, was sentenced to five years' probation and fined $2,500 for his guilty plea to DWI, Dec. 16 in Olean.

Brian S. Klever, no age available, of Cuba, was sentenced to four months of weekends in jail, five years' probation and fined $5,000 for his guilty plea to two counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child younger than 16, in December 1999.

Sharkey said Klever, a teacher in Hinsdale, was using a school computer to collect child pornography.

Richard O. Garris, 32, of Greensburg, Pa., was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail, three years' probation and fined $200 for his guilty pleas to reckless driving, speeding and traffic violations. The charges were connected to a fatal crash Aug. 31, 2000, in Ischua.

Sharkey said that Garris was passing a truck and that when he could not pass safely, he returned to his own lane, striking the rear of the truck and causing it to go out of control and eject two people. As a result of the accident, Ryan M. Bish, 19, of Olean, died, and the driver, Jason Smith, was seriously hurt.

Eric P. Dole, 36, of Cattaraugus, was sentenced to 30 days of work weekends, five years' probation and fined $4,000 for his guilty plea to DWI, March 10 in Leon.

Shauna L. Peelman, 21, of Jamestown, was sentenced to five years' probation, $10 restitution and 100 hours of community service for her guilty plea to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, involving a counterfeit $50 bill, Jan. 30 in Randolph.

Sentencing was set for November for others who entered guilty pleas:

Michael P. Germain, 45, of Otto, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and driving without a license, May 21 in East Otto.

Jacqueline S. Jimerson, 36, of Versailles, pleaded guilty to DWI, Nov. 4 in Perrysburg.

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