Jeffersonville man gets seven years

District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Tyrell Simon, 28, of Jeffersonville, N.Y. was sentenced in Sullivan County Court today by Supreme Court Judge Stephan Schick to 7 years in state prison and 5 years of post-release supervision for the Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree, a class C violent felony, and to 3 years in state prison and 2 years of post-release supervision for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, with those sentences to run concurrently. 

Farrell said that Simon admitted to possessing heroin with intent to sell it after a car stop in July of 2014 in the Village of Monticello and to also possessing a loaded 22 caliber handgun at a residence in the Town of Delaware in September of 2014.  Simon was arrested by the Monticello Police in July of 2014 after a vehicle and traffic stop and the discovery of over 7 grams of heroin.  He was later arrested in September of 2014 by the New York State Police after they found Simon in possession of 202 bags of heroin, suboxone and a loaded and stolen 22 caliber handgun. 

The handgun had been stolen from a residence in the Town of Thompson.  Under the terms of the plea agreement, Farrell said that the maximum sentence was 9 years in state prison and Farrell asked for the maximum under the plea.  Farrell described Simon as a “self-proclaimed ‘street pharmacist’ of the most lethal kind” in requesting a sentence of 9 years in prison.  Farrell said, “This defendant was selling heroin in Western Sullivan County and possessed a loaded and stolen handgun in pursuit of his illicit drug business. He was dealing poison.  The New York State Police and the Monticello Police put together a solid case against him and today he received a just punishment for his crimes.  The sentence imposed today underscores my office’s commitment to holding drug dealers accountable and responsible for their crimes with state prison sentences.” 

Simon also faces pending charges in a federal indictment in White Plains for conspiracy to distribute heroin in Sullivan County and was arrested in July of 2015 after an investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on those federal charges.  He remains in federal custody pending the disposition of that federal indictment. 

 

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