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Three sentenced following trafficking case in Cayuga County

Three men from Cayuga County have been sentenced to prison for drug-related offenses in recent court proceedings.

David K. Kalet, 36, of Montezuma, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. As part of the “Operation Blockbuster” drug trafficking investigation, he is scheduled for a 4.5-year prison term starting March 21, followed by three years of post-release supervision. This operation involved 31 defendants charged with over 190 drug trafficking and weapons crimes.


James B. Dorsey II, 36, of Auburn, received a four-year sentence for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and a concurrent two to four-year sentence for a separate driving while intoxicated charge. His total sentence also includes three years of post-release supervision.

Jerad A. Stiles, 35, also from Auburn, was sentenced to four years in prison and four years of post-release supervision for third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. These cases highlight ongoing efforts to address drug offenses in the region.