Winfield pleads guilty to drug charge
A Binghamton man arrested last June in South Waverly with 350 bindles of heroin recently entered a guilty plea in county court.
Jeryell Lee Winfield Jr., 39, pled guilty Jan. 15 to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to information filed with the court. Winfield's sentencing is scheduled for March 7.
Members of the Bradford County Drug Task Force arrested Winfield June 21 following a traffic stop on Yanuzzi Drive, according to a criminal affidavit filed in district court. Police charged Winfield with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, criminal attempt to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police said they witnessed a white Dodge Caravan operated by Winfield picking a person up on Yanuzzi Drive after a confidential informant alerted police of a possible narcotic transaction taking place in the area.
Agents recovered $2,200 in cash and a plastic bag containing 96.1 grams of heroin, determined later to be valued at $14,000, as well as two mobile phones and currency on Winfield's person, police said.
An investigation of Winfield revealed that he supplied several individuals in the Bradford County area with controlled substances on various occasions, according to police.
Following his arraignment, Winfield was remanded to the Bradford County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, an amount later reduced to $100,000.
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