A Bronx man was sentenced in Sullivan County Court to six years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision. Jonah Spencer, 24, had entered a guilty plea to felony drug possession, admitting he possessed over one-half ounce of heroin.
During a traffic stop on January 07, 2019 in Fallsburg, State Police discovered 730 decks of heroin in a black plastic bag on the floor of his vehicle. He also gave police a fake name during their investigation and troopers also found marijuana in the car.
Spencer, who was previously convicted of attempted robbery in Bronx in October 2017, had been sentenced on that conviction to three years in prison and was released in June 2018. He was also wanted as a parole absconder at the time of his arrest in Sullivan County.
District Attorney James Farrell’s office had recommended he be sentenced to 12 years in prison, given his criminal history.