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Ripley man given one year in prison for portable meth lab

A 24-year-old Town of Ripley man arrested by Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies while trying to get a portable meth lab working in his parked car last year was ordered Monday by County Judge John T. Ward in Mayville to serve a one-year state prison term and then submit to a year of post-prison release supervision, according to District Attorney David W. Foley.

John M. Gibbs II, who was given medical treatment after deputies used a Taser while he was trying to flee on Wisner Street in Ripley late on Feb. 24, 2014, was convicted of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. When arrested, Gibbs was already the subject of a Pennsylvania fugitive warrant, but the status of his out-of-state case could not be confirmed Monday night.

Also Monday before Ward:

• Bryan Postolowski, 28, of Fredonia, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison on his conviction of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

• Anthony Ford, 41, of Jamestown, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison on his fourth-degree grand larceny conviction for a Jamestown incident last year.

• Orlando Vazquez, 39, of Dunkirk, was ordered to serve a two-year state prison term and submit to two years of post-release supervision on his conviction for fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

• Earl K. Frodelius, 48, of Jamestown, was sentenced to 18 months in state prison and three years of post-release supervision for his third-degree rape conviction for sex with an underage Jamestown girl.

• Donald E. Brundage, 35, of Fredonia, was sentenced to one year in state prison and one year of post-release supervision on his conviction for third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the Fredonia area last year.

• Larry Johnson, 37, of Buffalo, was sentenced to a one-year jail term on a charge of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument for a Jamestown-area incident last year.

• Fred J. Levy, 36, of Jamestown, was sentenced to a one-year jail term on his second-degree criminal contempt conviction for violating a court order of protection last year.

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