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Superior Court Briefs: February 1 - February 2

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Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Wednesday, February 1

Richard Carnevale Jr., 33, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws and single counts of trafficking in cocaine, possession of oxycotin with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Carnevale was sentenced to five to right years on all charges except one count of conspiracy, which he was sentenced to a concurrent Berkshire County House of Correction term.

Carnevale was trafficking in cocaine on March 3, 2010 and was in possession of cocaine, oxycotin and marijuana with the intent to sell when he was arrested. He also conspired with others to sell cocaine between December 22, 2009 and April 15, 2010.

Three additional counts of trafficking in cocaine and one additional count of conspiracy to violate drug laws were dismissed by the state.

Jaclyn Carnevale, 29, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of oxycotin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

She was given a two year suspended sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on one year probation.

Carnevale conspired with others to sell oxycontin between December 23, 2009 and March 5, 2010. An additional county of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute was dismissed by the state.

Michael Hill, 36, formerly of Pittsfield was found guilty on two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and single counts of kidnapping and threat to commit murder.

Hill was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail pending sentencing. On Thursday, Hill was sentenced to concurrent 22 to 25 years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the aggravated rape charges and concurrent jail time on the remaining charged.

The incidents occurred in Pittsfield and Lenox between February 1, 2010 and February 20, 2010 and involved a 21-year-old woman.

Hill was found not guilty on additional counts of aggravated rape and threat to commit murder.
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