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  • Corning man convicted of selling crack

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  • BATH | A Corning man is facing up to 12 years for selling crack cocaine after a jury convicted him on felony charges Thursday.
    Shakeymo Hodge, 33, of Corning, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in connection with a sale of crack Nov. 30, 2012 in the Village of Bath.
    Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker said at the end of the three-day trial, the jury returned a guilty verdict after about two hours of deliberation.
    In a statement, Baker said the arrest was the result of a controlled buy that took place as part of an investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff's Department, Bath Village Police, Steuben County District Attorney's Office, Corning City Police Department and New York State Police.
    Hodge was convicted on another drug sale charge in Steuben County in 2004 and served a 3-9 year sentence. Because of his previous conviction, he faces up to 12 years in prison in this case.
    He was released from parole in August 2012, three months before the Nov. 30 incident.
    Hodge is also facing another indictment in a similar case, which Baker said would probably go to trail later in the year.
    He could also potentially receive a 12-year sentence in that case.
    After the verdict, Hodge was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 3 by Steuben County Judge Peter Bradstreet.

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