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Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 8 - Jan. 10

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, January 8.
 
Earl Howard, 24, of Springfield pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
 
He was ordered to serve two years at the Berkshire County House of Correction. The charge stems from a motor vehicle stop in Cheshire on January 29, 2017.
 
Joseph Walker, 44, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate drug laws to wit: distribution of heroin.
 
He was given a one-year suspended sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on one-year probation. The charge stems from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on January 21, 2016.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, January 9.
 
Varian Lefebvre, 24, of Holyoke pleaded guilty to single counts of illegal possession of a large capacity weapon, and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification car in connection with the execution of a search warrant at 144 Brayton Hill Terrace in North Adams on December 6, 2016. He also pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute in connection with the execution of a search warrant in Williamstown on January 18, 2017.
 
Lefebvre was ordered to serve concurrent two and a half to four years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the possession of heroin and illegal possession of a large capacity weapon charges. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the other charge.
 
Single counts of conspiracy to violate drugs laws, illegal possession of a large capacity feeding device, and improper storage of a large capacity firearm were dismissed by the state.
 
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, January 10.
 
Brandon Green, 25, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of armed career felon, possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, and failure to stop for a police officer.
 
He was ordered to serve three to three and a half years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction on the armed career felon charge. He was given concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on possession of ammunition charge. The other charge was placed on file.
 
The charges stem from a motor vehicle stop in Pittsfield on January 10, 2017. A single count of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration was dismissed by the state.
 
Thomas Nelson, 32, of Williamstown pleaded guilty to a single count of disseminating harmful matter to a minor.
 
He was placed on probation for two years. The incident occurred in Williamstown between April 1, 2016 and August 11, 2016 and involved a girl who is now 14 years old.
 
Two counts of enticing a child under the age of 16 were dismissed by the state.
 
Dante Spratlin, 32, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of a class C substance.
 
He was ordered to serve two and a half years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the cocaine charge and given six months, to be served on and after the first sentence, on the other charge. 
 
The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant on Daniels Avenue on August 9, 2016.
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