Parolee going back to prison after Sullivan County sentencing

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MONTICELLO – A Long Island man with five previous felony convictions has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after entering a guilty plea on drug charges in Sullivan County, according to District Attorney Meagan Galligan.

Andre Farrier, 49, of Wyandanch, on Long Island, was sentenced on Thursday on his guilty plea to felony criminal possession of a controlled substance.

On July 8, 2021, Farrier, who has five previous felony convictions for weapons charges and drug sales and was driving without a valid license, when he was stopped by State Police on Route 17 in the Town of Mamakating.

During the traffic stop, Troopers discovered multiple packages of vacuum-sealed, pressed blocks of cocaine in the vehicle, including in a coffee container and a bag of garbage. The weight of the drugs after lab analysis was well in excess of four ounces. After being indicted, Farrier pled guilty on March 17, 2022.

His prison sentence will be followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

Galligan said, “High-level distribution of drugs like these leads to street-level violence and endangers our communities. I am grateful for the continuing partnership of my Office with the State Police and our local law enforcement agencies that lead to successful prosecutions like this.”