posted on July 26, 2011 11:49
A pair of Genesee County residents originally accused of manufacture, possession and unlawful disposal of methamphetamines, entered guilty pleas this morning to one felony count each in County Court.
29-year-old Matthew Zon of Byron pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd. As part of a plea deal, he'll face 3 to 5 years in prison and a 5-year probationary period upon release. He also forfeits ownership of a 2005 Cheverolet pick-up truck, which he was stopped in on April 14th while in possession of methamphetamine materials.
His apparent partner, 24-year-old Tricia Tundo of Batavia, entered a guilty plea to Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamines. Tundo was also in the pick-up on April 14th and aided Zon in attempting to dispose of the meth lab materials. In accordance with her plea deal, Tundo will face up to 1½ years in jail and a one-year probationary period.
Both Zon and Tundo will have their driver's licenses suspended and could be fined up to $5,000 each.
Judge Robert Noonan accepted the plea deals this morning, drastically reducing the number of counts lodged against Zon and Tundo. Both were charged on April 14th with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, one count Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamines, and one count Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia.
On April 15th, Drug Task Force officials raided Matthew Zon's South Byron home and discovered a working methamphetamine lab and an amount of finished drug. He was further charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd, Criminal Possession of Precursors to Methamphetamine, Unlawful Manufacuture of Methamphetamines, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
According to the District Attorney's office, Tundo could also have been charged in relation to the April 15th raid, but the Sheriff's Office declined to pursue those charges.
Zon remains jailed without bail and awaits sentencing on August 24th. Tundo is currently on release under supervision. She will be sentenced on September 27th.