MALONE — A Constable man faces up to nine years in state prison after a Franklin County jury convicted him this week of dealing heroin.

Dante Tallon, 51, was found guilty of two felonies, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a news release from Acting District Attorney Glenn MacNeill.

Tallon was taken to Franklin County Jail without bail to await sentencing on June 29.

The trial began Monday, and five witnesses were called by Assistant District Attorney David Hayes, with the assistance of ADA Anson Rhodes.

Tallon took the stand in his own defense and was represented by Malone attorney Peter Dumas.

“Heroin has become a major problem,” MacNeill said. “It is highly addictive. One less drug dealer on our streets is a good outcome.”

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