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Man Charged In White Plains With Drug Distribution Resulting In Death

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- A Sullivan County man was charged in White Plains Federal Court Thursday with distribution of heroin and fentanyl causing a death.

Terrence Johnson, 23, was charged with allegedly selling fentanyl-laced heroin in Sullivan County multiple times. One such alleged occasion was the deadly overdose that killed Malcolm Perry, 35, of Liberty, N.Y.

“I am pleased that our partners in law enforcement on the federal level have used the laws at their disposal to hold accountable a purveyor of dangerous drugs that plague the Sullivan County community," said Sullivan County District Attorney James R. Farrell. "Mr. Perry’s untimely death is one of many losses we, as a community, have suffered as a result of the distribution of heroin and fentanyl by those who seek to profit from others’ addictions."

If convicted, Johnson faces a minimum of 20 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life behind bars. He is also charged with multiple counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute. conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and conspiring to distribute 280 grams or more of crack cocaine.

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