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Worcester Superior Court

Judge David Ricciardone

Laverne Chase, 46, of 8 Crystal St., Worcester, was sentenced to 3 to 5 years in Walpole state prison after pleading guilty to distribution of cocaine. The charge was amended from distribution of cocaine (subsequent offense). He was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 2-1/2 years in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number in a felony and defacing the serial number on a firearm. He was sentenced to a concurrent term of 2 years in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm without a firearm ID card. The charge was amended from firearm violation with three prior violent or drug crimes. He was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 1 year in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, amended from possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (subsequent offense), and possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute, amended from possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute (subsequent offense). Charges of firearm violation with three prior violent or drug crimes, distribution of a class B substance (subsequent offense), and four counts of drug violation near a school or park were dismissed at the request of the commonwealth.

Johann Donikian, 26, of 38 Fox St., Worcester, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of 2 years in the House of Correction, with 1 year to be served, after pleading guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm without a Firearm ID Card. The balance of the sentence was suspended for 5 years with probation. He was placed on probation for 5 years after pleading guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. As conditions of probation, he was ordered to remain drug-free, to submit to random drug tests, to attend the RULE program, to have no contact with the victim, and to pay $150 drug fee, $90 victim witness fee, $65 monthly probation fee. Charges of drug violation near a school of park, possession of a firearm without a Firearm ID Card, and carrying a firearm with ammunition were dismissed.

Worcester Central District Court

Jury Session

Judge Charles W. Groce III

Roberto Britto, 52, of Roxbury, charged with two counts of open and gross lewdness, found not guilty.

Criminal and Traffic Sessions

Judge Martha A. Brennan

Laura R. Novia, 26, of 131...

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