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Informant jailed

Informant who framed shop owner is sent to prison

Man planted drugs at smoke shop

James Slater was sentenced by Judge Polly Hoye in Schenectady County Court on Monday afternoon. His attorney, Michael Mansion, is seen left, while victim Donald Andrews, owner of Dabb City Smoke Shop, is seen at  far right listening to Hoye proceed with the sentencing.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
James Slater was sentenced by Judge Polly Hoye in Schenectady County Court on Monday afternoon. His attorney, Michael Mansion, is seen left, while victim Donald Andrews, owner of Dabb City Smoke Shop, is seen at far right listening to Hoye proceed with the sentencing.
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James Slater, the man who planted drug evidence in a Scotia smoke shop that resulted in the false arrest of the business owner, on Monday was sentenced in Schenectady County Court to six to 12 years in state prison. Slater, 22, last month pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree perjury, a felony. He admitted lying to a Schenectady County grand jury by telling them Donald Andrews had twice sold him drugs in March 2013. ...


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