Man takes plea deal on drug and weapon charges

Man takes plea deal on drug and weapon charges
(Source: WWNY)

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 34 year old Boonville man, who faced drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop, has taken a plea deal.

James Carr is expected to be sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday in Lewis County Court to driving while ability impaired by drugs and third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

His sentencing is set for February 14.

Carr's troubles started in July after sheriff's deputies said they stopped his vehicle in Port Leyden after he didn’t signal a right turn.

Turns out, Carr’s license was revoked for a previous driving while intoxicated conviction - that’s what Carr told deputies.

As they were talking to him, “it appeared he was under the influence,” according to a statement from deputies. Carr failed field sobriety tests, deputies said, so they arrested him.

Deputies said they then found a loaded 9 mm handgun in the passenger’s seat.

And they said they also found heroin, methamphetamine, and “other drug paraphernalia.”

Carr was originally charged with

- Criminal possession of a weapon, 2nd degree

- Felony driving while ability impaired

- Felony aggravated operation of a motor vehicle first degree

- Criminal possession of a controlled substance, 7th degree

- Criminal use of drug paraphernalia

- Numerous vehicle and traffic violations

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