A Valley Stream heroin dealer was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for selling a version of the drug that was linked to two fatal overdoses and several other non-fatal ODs.
Bryan Jennings had pleaded guilty last month in Nassau County court to criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
“This defendant poisoned our communities by selling heroin and narcotics, preying on addicts to benefit himself,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.
Prosecutors said the 35-year-old man sold heroin laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl between September 2015 and last August.
Vice Squad detectives found more than 30 grams of heroin laced with fentanyl and 20 grams of cocaine, also laced with fentanyl, along with scales, packaging material and about $1,000 in small bills when they executive a search warrant at his home, authorities said.
Judge Alan Honorof also sentenced Jennings to three years of post-release supervision.