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Bronx man sentenced to prison for sending Suboxone to Albion Correctional

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2019 at 3:15 pm

ALBION – A Bronx resident was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for attempted promoting prison contraband, a class D felony.

Edwin King, 59, admitted to sending Suboxone to an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility, a women’s prison. Suboxone can reduce opiate addiction and withdrawal.

King has said in court he has been getting treatment for colon and prostrate cancer, with chemotherapy every three weeks on New York City. But that treatment ended a while ago.

County Court Judge Sanford Church postponed sentencing last month because he wanted to see a medical report for King’s treatment before making a decision on the sentence.

In other cases in County Court on June 6:

• A former resident Albion resident who now lives in Monroe County was congratulated for completing a diversion program, where he stayed away from drugs for more than a year and completed a treatment program.

Tyriek Johnson, 31, had a felony drug charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance reduced to an E felony of attempted CPCS in the fifth degree.

He will be on probation and must pay a $1,000 fine.

• A Medina woman admitted to violating probation and could face up to nine months in jail when she is sentenced on July 18.

Kayla A. Spry, 24, had contact with someone she was to avoid, and also drank alcohol and used drugs, the District Attorney’s Office said. She also didn’t complete substance abuse program.

• An 18-year-old girl from Albion 18 pleaded guilty to grand larceny for taking a credit card and buying about $3,500 worth of items. The girl was granted youthful offender status so her record will be sealed and her name shouldn’t be published.

She needs to pay restitution and will be on probation for five years. She will serve four weekends in the county jail, and also needs to have “no offensive contact” with the victim.

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