COOPERSTOWN _ In Otsego County Court Wednesday, two indictments were handed up before Judge Brian Burns, charging:

"¢ Nicholas M. Lucas, 27, of Worcester, with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, oxycodone, and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone.

Lucas is being held at the Otsego County jail without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned March 28.

"¢ Ruthann F. Zupo, 31, who is in state prison, with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

According to court records, the incident occurred June 24 in Laurens.

She is scheduled to be arraigned April 4.

Casey E. Smith, 23, of Gilbertsville, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument Wednesday.

Smith, who is free on $2,000 bail, is scheduled to return to court April 11.

Donald R. Kropp, 35, of Oneonta, pleaded guilty to third-degree attempted arson and third-degree insurance fraud Tuesday.

According to court records, the incident occurred July 23, 2009, in the city of Oneonta.

He is free on $10,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court May 16.

Ellen Hansen, 53, of Pomona, pleaded innocent at arraignment to fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fentanyl, Monday.

According to court records, the incident occurred June 4, 2009, in Cooperstown.

She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to return to court April 25.

Jeffrey D. McGowan pleaded guilty to drunken driving March 4.

According to court records, the incident occurred July 17 in the town of Oneonta.

He is free on $2,500 bail and is scheduled to be sentenced May 4.

Michael N. Shires, 34, of Oneonta, was sentenced to 2½ years in prison March 4 with one year of post-release supervision for fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.

According to court records, the incident occurred Nov. 4, 2009, in the city of Oneonta.

Shires' license was suspended, and he was assessed $375 in court fees.

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