LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Dansville resident admitted to possessing the components to make methamphetamine in his home on Meter Road in court Thursday morning.
John Young, 30, pled guilty to Attempted Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, a D felony, agreeing to serve 2 1/2 years in prison followed by 2 years of post-release supervision.
“Mr. Young is aware of the offer,” said Young’s attorney, David A. Hoffmann. “For the record, we have also discussed a pair of furloughs between now and the time of sentencing.”
Young said at his arraignment in Dansville Village court in August that his child is fighting cancer, and that he should therefore be released.
“I’m not currently working because our one son was recently diagnosed with cancer,” said Young to Judge Joshua Weidman in August. “My wife and I have been at Strong for months. Would it be possible to waive bail? My son is at Strong, severely sick.”
Judge Dennis Cohen said on Thursday that he would grant furloughs, or temporary leaves of absence from custody, as discussed for visitation.
Components of meth lab equipment were recovered by New York State Police based in Rochester after they investigated his home.
According to the NYS Department of Correctional Services, Young served 1 1/2 years in prison starting in 2009 for an Attempted Burglary conviction out of Livingston County.