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Ogdensburg man gets time served with guilty plea to forgery

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CANTON — An Ogdensburg man was sentenced Thursday in St. Lawrence County Court to time served after pleading guilty to charges related to giving false information to Ogdensburg police in March.

Marcus F. Smith, 40, of 215 Lafayette St., Apt. B, pleaded guilty to third-degree forgery, a class A misdemeanor, and false personation, a class B misdemeanor, a reduced charge from an April 22 indictment that included a felony forgery charge.

According to Ogdensburg police, Mr. Smith gave the name “Marc Collins” when questioned March 3 in connection with an assault case. He later signed the same name, as well as providing an incorrect address and date of birth, police said.

Mr. Smith had been incarcerated in the St. Lawrence County jail for 151 days, since March 4.

In other court action Thursday:

Three people were named in grand jury indictments involving driving while intoxicated charges.

Eric A. Graham, 30, of 12 School Road, DeKalb Junction, was charged with two counts of aggravated DWI, both class E felonies, and two counts of DWI, both misdemeanors.

It is alleged that on May 4, Mr. Graham drove a 1999 Ford motor vehicle on Main Street in the town of Gouverneur with a blood alcohol content of 0.10 percent while Ian C.M. Graham, 6, was a passenger. Under state law, a BAC of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication.

Gilbert B. Murdoch, 40, Niagara Falls, was charged with DWI, a class D felony.

It is alleged that on May 1, Mr. Murdoch drove a 2002 Chevrolet on Leslie Road, Massena, while intoxicated. He previously had been convicted of two DWI misdemeanor charges, both in Niagara Falls, on Oct. 31, 2003, and Dec. 8, 2006.

Chad M. Savage, 43, of 154 Old Wawbeek Road, Tupper Lake, Franklin County, was charged with two counts of DWI, both class E felonies.

It is alleged that on March 24, he drove a 2007 Ford motor vehicle on Route 3 in the town of Piercefield with a BAC of 0.10 percent. He had been convicted of DWI in the village of Tupper Lake on Oct. 26, 2008.

Edwin G. Roach, 53, of 511 Knox St., Ogdensburg, was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both class B felonies, two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, both class B felonies, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, and criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class D felony.

It is alleged that Mr. Roach was in possession of and sold cocaine to another person in Ogdensburg on Feb. 23, 2012, and March 5, 2012. Additionally, it is alleged that he was in possession of and sold codeine in the city on April 3, 2012.

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