Liberty man sentenced to prison for illegal gun and heroin possession

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MONTICELLO – A Liberty man was sentenced in Sullivan County Court to 17 years in state prison followed by five years of post-release supervision for possession of an illegal and loaded handgun and some 50 grams of heroin found at his residence during an investigation into a domestic disturbance.
Kyle James, 31, also known as “Killa,” pled guilty to drug and weapon possession as felonies.
Liberty Village Police responded to a call of a domestic dispute with a man with a gun on Albion Street in the early morning of January 27, 2016. Following investigation and execution of a search warrant aided by the DA’s office, police found a loaded .380 handgun and 50 grams of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia including a digital scale and packaging material, some 17 ounces of marijuana and $5,000 in cash.
Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell said under terms of the plea agreement, James received 12 years in prison on the weapon possession charge and five years on the heroin possession charge with the sentences to run consecutively.  He was sentenced as a second felony offender having a prior conviction for drug sales in 2011.
Liberty Police were aided by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, State Police and their Forensic Investigation Center, and the US Attorney’s Office.