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April 20, 2014

Schenectady man gets 16 years for selling heroin, cocaine

PLATTSBURGH — A Schenectady man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Thursday for selling cocaine and heroin in the City of Plattsburgh.

In February, a Clinton County jury convicted Kris M. Wynn, 31, of selling the narcotics on Jan. 9 and 10, 2013.

The panel also found him guilty of possessing 109 bags of heroin in his pants that was found after he was pulled over Jan. 29 by State Police who were working in conjunction with the Adirondack Drug Task Force.

Wynn, also known as “Kaye” and “Beloved,” was driving from Schenectady to Plattsburgh when he was police stopped him, the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

Wynn was convicted of two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies, for selling the drugs. For having the bags of heroin, he was also found guilty of another count of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He faced a minimum of two years and a maximum of 36 years in prison.

He turned down three plea offers of seven, eight and eight and a half years incarceration before proceeding to trial, the DA’s Office said.

Wynn was remanded to begin serving his sentence following the 15-minute-long sentencing. 

His attorney was Allan Cruikshank.

‘SERVED TIME BEFORE’

Wynn has served time previously for selling drugs, the DA’s Office said.

In 2004, he was sentenced to two to six years for fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in Albany County and a three to nine years for third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in Saratoga County, according to the DA’s Office.

“This is another individual drawn to this community from a larger metropolitan area because there’s more money to be made selling drugs here than in Albany,” said Assistant District Attorney Douglas Collyer, who prosecuted the case. 

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