Man faces 17 years for gun possession



MONTICELLO – A Liberty man is expected to be sentenced to 17 years in state prison and five years of post-release supervision when sentenced in June on his conviction of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both as felonies.
Kyle James, also known as “Killa,” 31, pled guilty to the charges last Friday.
Liberty Police had been called to James’ residence on January 27, 2016 for a report of a man with a gun. Detectives found a loaded 380 caliber handgun that had been defaced, as well as 49 grams of heroin, 29 grams of cocaine, 17 ounces of marijuana, a digital scale, hundreds of glassine envelopes, a cutting agent for the narcotics and $5,000 in cash.
The cash will be used for future law enforcement purposes, said Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell.
James was also indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2016 for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin in Sullivan County.
That case is currently pending in US District Court and is being prosecuted by the US Attorney.