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Genoa man pleads guilty to possessing meth with intent to sell

Last month, a Cayuga County probation officer made a surprise visit at Brian Swan's home in Genoa and found methamphetamine, scales and plastic baggies spread throughout his room, and on Thursday, Swan admitted his intent to sell some of the drug.

Swan, 31, of 1244 Route 34, pleaded guilty in Cayuga County Court Thursday to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony. His plea satisfied two other charges, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, class A misdemeanors.

During his plea, Swan said he possessed more than 1/8 of an ounce of methamphetamine on May 12, and while he intended to use some of it himself, he also planned to sell some of it to support his own addiction.

"I'm an addict," he said. "I intended to sell some of it to support my addiction so I could get more."

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