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Steamburg father, son charged with having more than a pound of pot

LITTLE VALLEY – Vernon Pierce, 59, and his son, Brian, 18, of Steamburg pleaded not guilty before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz last week to an indictment accusing them of a felony charge of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana for allegedly having over a pound of the substance.

The Pierces were arrested in the Town of Coldspring last Dec. 28 for allegedly having more than one pound of marijuana and material linked to its sale or use, according to authorities.

Also before Judge Ploetz last week:

Alexandria Wagner, 42, of Olean is charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child and felony driving while intoxicated, speeding and endangering the welfare of a child after being stopped in Olean March 7 with a blood-alcohol level of 0.27 percent, over three times the state's legal limit.

Matthew Burke, 40, of Perrysburg pleaded guilty to a felony count of driving while intoxicated for his arrest in Coldspring last July 10. He had a blood-alcohol level that day of 0.18 percent, according to officials.

Maurice Arnold, 29, of Hinsdale was ordered to serve a one-year term in jail on his felony conviction of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance for an incident in Olean on June 21, 2016.

Patrick D. Potter, 24, of Delevan was ordered to serve another 10 months in state prison on his conviction two years ago for a felony sex abuse charge for an incident in 2012. Paroled last September, he failed to register for a change of address with the state Department of Correctional Justice Services last fall.

Erica L. Reiller, 28, of Salamanca was fined $500 and had her driver's license revoked for another year for her conviction of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor DWI for driving drunk in January when her license was revoked due to an earlier DWI-related arrest, officials said.

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