The former Corning Fire Department lieutenant and Horseheads Village Fire Department’s deputy chief will spend no time in jail after being accused of selling heroin.
Thomas Margeson was sentenced Monday to five years probation in Chemung County Court. In January, he pleaded down to a charge from third-degree to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Margeson was arrested last September following a 10-month long investigation by Chemung County authorities that alleged he sold heroin on October 26, 2016.
Margeson joined the Corning Fire Department as a firefighter in 1998 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2014. He was allowed to retire at the end of January by the City of Corning, with some concessions, including no retiree health insurance benefits.