Winfield sentenced to state prison
A Binghamton man arrested in South Waverly last June with 350 bindles of heroin was recently sentenced to a state prison term.
Jeryell Lee Winfield Jr., 39, was sentenced Thursday in county court to three to seven years in state prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, according to the county district attorney's office. Winfield pled guilty in January to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.
Members of the Bradford County Drug Task Force arrested Winfield on June 21, 2012 after stopping his vehicle 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.
A confidential informant alerted police of a possible narcotic transaction taking place in the area, police said. Police then witnessed a white Dodge Caravan operated by Winfield picking a person up on Yanuzzi Drive, according to police.
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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