Bath salts dealer gets prison

A Warren man is facing nearly three years in prison after being sentenced on drug charges.

Robert Willis Proctor, 60, was sentenced before judge Gregory Hammond on one charge each of possession with intent to deliver, driving under suspension – with DUI and criminal use of a communications facility during Warren County Sentence Court proceedings Friday morning.

Hammond sentenced Proctor to a total of between 30 months plus 90 days to 60 months plus 90 days incarceration in a state correctional facility.

The length of the aggregate sentence was credited to Proctor’s extensive criminal history.

Proctor entered a guilty plea to the charges, which stem from his importation of more than 50 grams of bath salts from out of state, on Jan. 27.

In exchange for his guilty plea, one charge each of of possesion of a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy and two additional charges of driving under suspension – with DUI were not prosecuted.

“It’s bad enough we have bath salts in or community,” Warren County Assistant District Attorney Caleb Gnage said prior to sentencing. “Without Mr. Proctor bringing them in from outside the state.”

Specifically, Proctor was sentenced to between 15 and 30 months incarceration in a state correctional institution with credit for time served, a one year suspension of driving privileges and to submit a DNA sample to the state police database for a felony count of possession with intent to deliver; to between 15 and 30 months consecutive incarceration in a state correctional institution for a misdemeanor count of driving while under suspension – with DUI and to 90 days consecutive incarceration in a state correctional institution and a two year suspension of driving privileges for a felony count of criminal use of a communications facility.

Proctor was ordered to pay a total of $3,275 in fines and costs.

In a separate incident in August of last year, Proctor was arrested in Chataqua County, NY, during as a result of traffic stop in which Jamestown Police observed a bag lying on the floor that was later determined to be more than half an ounce of cocaine. Proctor was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance third and fourth degree, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, aggravated unlicensed operator second degree and failing to signal a lane change as a result of the incident.