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Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Carlos Fulmore, age 46, formerly of Troy, NY, pled guilty to one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B felony, in satisfaction of a six count indictment. Jury selection was scheduled to begin this morning when the defendant elected to plead guilty.

The indictment charged this defendant with three separate sales of Heroin to an undercover police officer.

As a result of the plea, the defendant will be sentenced to three (3) years in state prison, to be followed by two (2) years of post-release supervision. This is Fulmore’s first felony conviction. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on March 1, 2017, at the Rensselaer County Courthouse before Honorable Debra J. Young.

Abelove said, “I am pleased that this defendant finally took responsibility for his actions. Like many communities across New York, heroin has had a devastating effect on the people of Rensselaer County. My office will continue to hold those accountable who make their profits from poisoning this community. I am thankful for the fine work done by the New York State Police CNET and all of our local law enforcement to combat this epidemic.”

Assistant District Attorney Carl Rosenkranz prosecuted the case.