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Court arraigns three more on drug charges

YATES COUNTY (7/6/16) --Three new felony drug arraignments occurred in Yates County Court before Yates County Judge W. Patrick Falvey Thursday, June 30. This came as a result of three separate indictments handed down by a Yates County grand jury after presentation by District Attorney Valerie Gardner. Gardner credits the Penn Yan Police Department for the work and diligence which brought about these most recent arrests in the collaborative effort to combat drugs in the community.
Indicted on felony drug charges are:
• Michael C. Kerfien, 23, of Penn Yan with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, both class B felonies. These carry a possible maximum sentence of up to nine years in state prison and two years of post-release supervision, for the alleged possession/sale of the narcotic, hydrocodone. Kerfien was remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 fully secured bond.
• Derek M. Bergstresser, 27, of Penn Yan with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, all class D felonies. These carry a possible maximum sentences of up to two and one-half years state prison and one year of post-release supervision for the alleged sale of the controlled substance buprenorphine on two separate dates. Bergstresser was remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 fully secured bond.
• An 18-year-old Penn Yan man who may be eligible for youthful offender status with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, all class D felonies. These carry a possible maximum sentence of up to two and one-half years state prison and one year of post-release supervision for the alleged sale of the controlled substance clonazepam on two separate dates. The offender was remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 fully secured bond.





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