CORTLAND, N.Y. — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a Marathon man after he failed to show up for a court appearance Tuesday.
Michael J. Gohl, 35, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Cortland County Court on two felony drug-related charges. He is currently out on bail.
Gohl pleaded guilty in August to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.
Under the terms of his plea deal, Gohl would spend 6 years in prison and 5 years of post-release supervision. His failure to show up in court, however, could affect his plea agreement.
Gohl was arrested in late April after state police searched his residence and found equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine, along with 113 ounces of methamphetamine oil and digital drug scales and drug packaging materials.
His attorney, Kevin Jones, told Judge William Ames that he had been in contact with Gohl and expected him to appear in court. After Gohl failed to make his court appearance, Judge Ames issued a warrant for his arrest.
Anyone with information on Gohl's whereabouts can contact the Cortland Police Department at (607) 753-3001 ext. 0.