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September 01, 2016
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Brooklyn Men Sentenced for Intending to Sell Crack and Heroin in Plattsburgh

SEP 01 (PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.)  - Jawan Long, 32, and Lance Harper, 24, both of Brooklyn, New York, were sentenced today for possessing crack and heroin with the intent to distribute the drugs.

Senior U.S. District Judge Noman A. Mordue sentenced Long to 40 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release, and sentenced Harper to 33 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a six-year term of supervised release. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; New York State Police Superintendent (NYSP) George P. Beach II; and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

On April 1, 2016, Long and Harper travelled by bus from New York City to Plattsburgh while in possession of crack and heroin, and were arrested by the NYSP and DEA when they arrived at the Plattsburgh bus station.  Long had 39 grams of crack in his underwear.  Harper had 22 grams of crack and 8 grams of heroin in his underwear.  The two men intended to sell the crack and heroin in the Plattsburgh area. 

This case was investigated by the New York State Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyrus P.W. Rieck.


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