After Jury Trial, Schenectady ManGuilty Of Intending To Sell Cocaine

After Jury Trial, Schenectady Man

Guilty Of Intending To Sell Cocaine

Duane Oates

COOPERSTOWN – A Schenectady man, 25, faces up to 15 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of possession of cocaine last March 18 with intent to sell after a jury trial in the Otsego County Court.

The jury, consisting of eight men and four women, deliberated for three hours and 15 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty against Duane D. Oates, on a charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Degree.

His sentencing is scheduled for May 6.

District Attorney John M. Muehl prosecuted.  The defense attorney was Andrew Puritz, Oneonta.  County Judge John F. Lambert presided.


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