Superior Court Briefs: March 30 - April 3
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, March 30.
Tina Lorette, 38, of Lenox pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
She was ordered to serve one year of a two-year sentence at the Hampden County House of Correction and placed on two-years probation. She will begin her sentence on April 20, 2018.
The charge stems from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on February 10, 2017. Two counts of distribution of heroin were dismissed by the state.
Christopher Root, 43, of Pittsfield was sentenced to concurrent 20 to 25 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on two counts of rape and abuse of a child. He was given concurrent four to five years on a single count of indecent assault and battery.
Root had been found guilty of the crime on March 23. The charges stem from incidents involving a girl who is now 19 years old between August 1, 2014 and December 9, 2014.
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Tuesday, April 3.
Jeremy Levernoch, 35, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on six counts of receiving stolen property over $250, and single counts of breaking and entering a building in the daytime and larceny over $250.
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 bail, which had already been set on other charges. Levernoch is accused of breaking into a home in Hinsdale on March 8, 2016 and being in possession of stolen property on January 16, 2018.
Tanner Murray, 20, of Lanesborough had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of trafficking in heroin, distribution of heroin, conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, illegal ownership of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.
He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without the right to bail.
The charges stem from an investigation into illegal drug activity in Berkshire County and the execution of a search warrant on Murray's home on February 15, 2018.