Meth and guns add up to more prison


WARSAW — A Genesee Falls man who was busted for dealing drugs while awaiting sentencing on drug and gun charges was sentenced to a state prison term Thursday in Wyoming County Court.

Dustin K. Ellwood, 41, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison, with five years of post-release supervision.

Ellwood, who has an extensive criminal history, was arrested in October.

Ellwood had an outstanding warrant for violating probation when he was taken into custody by State Police Violent Gang Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Warsaw-based troopers and Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies.

He was found with a 9-millimeter assault rifle, crystal methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.

He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a weapon and felony violation of probation.

He later pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Ellwood was free pending sentencing when he was arrested again on June 20.

Deputies in Arcade were investigating a possible domestic violence incident and approached two men in a parking lot. Ellwood ran, but was taken into custody a short time later.

He was found with meth and drug paraphernalia and charged with possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Those charges are still pending.

This state prison term will be Ellwood’s second. He served a four-year term for a 2009 burglary conviction in Allegany County.

Also in County Court Thursday:

n Stephanie Szabo, 42, of Arcade entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging her with fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, fifth-degree possession and fifth-degree sale.

She is accused of selling meth and buprenorphine in Arcade.

n Dakota Myers was sentenced to three years probation for dealing drugs.

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