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December 16, 2013

Plattsburgh man convicted of selling drugs

PLATTSBURGH — A jury found a Plattsburgh man guilty of selling crack cocaine; he could see up to 18 years in prison for the crimes.

Tyrone Johnson, 46, was convicted of two counts each of two felony drug charges: Third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Clinton County District Attorney's Office.

Johnson, it said, sold crack cocaine to a confidential information in the Town of Schuyler Falls on two occasions.

"This case represents another victory in our continued fight to stem the flow of drugs into our community," said Clinton County Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer, who prosecuted the case.

The State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit was the investigating agency, the DA's Office said.

'IN PRISON TWICE'

The jury deliberated for about 50 minutes on the fifth day of trial before returning its verdict, the release said.

Johnson has been in prison twice.

He served sentences for sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon in New York City, the DA's Office said.

His sentencing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 2014.

Attorney Joseph Mucia represented Johnson at the trial.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.com

Twitter: @FeliciaKrieg

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