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AUBURN — An Auburn woman has admitted selling drugs that had been prescribed to her.

Shari Parkis, 49, of 85 Cottage St., pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony.

During her plea, Parkis said she sold her morphine medication to another person in June 2016. Cayuga County Chief Assistant District Attorney Christopher Valdina said Parkis had also sold her prescription codeine. 

Parkis could face up to nine years in prison; however, Judge Mark Fandrich agreed to sentence her to no worse than six months in Cayuga County Jail and five years probation. She would also have to pay $140 in restitution. 

Parkis remained out on $1,000 cash, $2,000 bond. Her sentencing was scheduled for May 22. 

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• An Auburn man pleaded not guilty Tuesday after a grand jury handed down an eight-count indictment. 

Hayden Powers, 20, of 5 Cross St., has been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, a class C felony, as well as fourth-degree conspiracy, computer trespass and tampering with physical evidence, all class E felonies. He was also charged with two counts of petit larceny and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both class A misdemeanors. 

While Powers' defense attorney, Thomas Turturo, said the alleged crimes were not violent, Valdina said Powers has a history of burglary and asked that his bail be maintained. Valdina said Powers had been familiar with the victims in this case and stole several electronic items from their home, including an iPad, flat-screen TVs and video gaming equipment. 

In addition, the assistant district attorney said Powers had failed to keep his appointments with the probation department and tested positive for cocaine and marijuana back in December. Powers has a violation of probation pending in the town of Springport. 

Powers was remanded to Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash, $20,000 bond. He was scheduled to return to court May 22. 

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Staff writer Megan Blarr can be reached at (315) 282-2282 or megan.blarr@lee.net. Follow her on Twitter @CitizenBlarr. 

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