City woman sentenced to probation for selling heroin

The Cortland County Courthouse (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND -- A city woman was sentenced Thursday in Cortland County Court to five years of probation for selling heroin as part of a plea bargain that allowed her to avoid prosecution for selling drugs on three other occasions.

Tristan M. Mager, 22, of North Main Street pled guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell it on May 23, according to court documents. Mager faced a potential sentence of nine years in prison and two years of post-release supervision for the single indicted count, according to the plea deal filed with the Cortland County Clerk.

“The defendant sold heroin to a confidential informant on four seperate occasions,” Assistant District Attorney Christine Ferraro wrote in the document. “If this offer is acceptable, the People will agree to not indict the additional three buys. The defendant does not have a criminal history, and the People are willing to recommend probation to aid the defendant in defeating her substance abuse issues.”

As part of the deal, Mager will also have to pay $210 in restitution, according to court documents.

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mager on April 10 after an investigation in coordination with the Cortland County Drug Task Force, according to a department press release. Mager was taken into custody at her home without incident, according to the department.