Sentencing For Cortland Meth-Maker

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Christopher Gillette (Cortland Police photo)

On December 12, 2016, a methamphetamine lab caught fire in an apartment at 40 Groton Avenue in Cortland.

In getting the occupants out of the building, a Cortland Police officer breathed some of the chemical fumes and was treated at CRMC.

On Thursday, Christopher Gillette, 33, of Cortland, one of five accused meth-makers, was sentenced in Cortland County Court.

Gillette pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of manufacturing of meth, plus conspiracy and reckless endangerment charges.

40 Groton Ave from Monroe Heights

Judge Julie Campbell pointed out to Gillette that he did not complete seven previous abuse counseling programs, including one she ordered him to attend nearly six years ago.

She sentenced Gillette to 4 years in state prison, plus two years of post-release supervision.

District Attorney Patrick Perfetti indicated that he was satisfied with the sentence. Assistant District Attorney Jessica Wyant earlier had requested that Judge Campbell consider the maximum (9 year) prison term.

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