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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.

IN RE: CHRISTOPHER R., A Person Alleged to be a Juvenile Delinquent, Appellant. Presentment Agency.

Decided: January 21, 1997

Before SULLIVAN, J.P., and WALLACH, RUBIN, TOM and ANDRIAS, JJ. Lawrence Katz, for Appellant. Larry A. Sonnenshein, for Presentment Agency.

Order of disposition, Family Court, New York County (Sara Schechter, J.), entered November 14, 1995, which adjudicated respondent a juvenile delinquent, upon his admission to acts which, if committed by an adult, would constitute the crime of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, and placed him with the Division for Youth for a period of up to 18 months, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

The Family Court complied with Family Court Act § 351.1(3) when it placed respondent despite the absence of the written investigation and report previously ordered by the court, since it conducted a dispositional hearing during which respondent's probation officer testified and an extensive mental health study of respondent was admitted into evidence.