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Superior Court Briefs: February 16

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Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Thursday, February 16.

Richard Simmons Jr., 20, of Petersburg, N.Y. pleaded guilty to a single count of accessory after the fact to wit: assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

Simmons was sentenced to 30 days at the Berkshire County House of Correction.

Simmons admitted that he knew 22-year-old William Fiske stabbed a man in Adams on April 16, 2009 and despite knowing police were looking for Fiske, drove him to North Adams.

Martini Martin, 28, of Englewood, N.J. had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of trafficking in Oxycontin and two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety bail. Martin allegedly sold Oxyncotin and conspired with others to sell oxycotin between April 2, 2010 and May 6, 2010.

Frank Leclair, 51, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, his second offense, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

He was sentenced to serve one year of a two year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the possession charge and placed on one year probation on the conspiracy charge.

Leclair was in possession of marijuana with intent to sell when he was arrested on March 3, 2010 and conspired with others to sell marijuana between December 22, 2009 and April 15, 2010.
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