Sullivan County man pleads guilty to selling heroin and fentanyl causing a death

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WHITE PLAINS – A Sullivan County man pled guilty in federal court
on Friday to distributing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that resulted
in the overdose death of another man. Terrence Johnson, 23, had sold the
drugs that killed 35-year-old Malcolm Perry of Liberty.

Johnson also pled guilty in a 10-count indictment to distributing heroin
and fentanyl, cocaine, conspiring to distribute at least 100 grams of
heroin, and conspiring to distribute at least 280 grams of crack cocaine.

It is alleged that on several occasions between May 28, 2015 and June
6, 2015, Johnson sold heroin mixed with fentanyl in Sullivan County. Fentanyl
is a synthetic opioid that is significantly stronger than both ordinary
heroin and morphine.

Several customers who bought the mixture from Johnson overdosed and required
emergency medical attention. On June 1, 2015, Perry overdosed and died
from the drug mixture.

Johnson also pled guilty to several counts of distributing and possessing
with intent to distribute, heroin and fentanyl, and possessing with intent
to distribute those drugs within 1,000 feet of an elementary school.

When sentenced in September, aces 20 years to life in federal prison.