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 Malcolm Perry, 35, 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.
On several occasions between May 28, 2015 and June 6, 2015, Johnson allegedly 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, faces 20 years to life in federal prison.