Monticello man sentenced for heroin possession

MONTICELLO, NY — A Monticello man has been sentenced to up to 10.5 years in state prison in for possession of heroin and perjury. Christopher Loadholt, 35, was sentenced on July 27 for a crime committed in September 2016 when he was arrested.

District Attorney Jim Farrell said that members of his office and Monticello Police searched Lodaholt’s hotel room and discovered more than half an ounce of heroin hidden in a fake ice tea can hidden in the refridgerator.

 announced that Christopher Loadholt, 35, of Monticello, was sentenced yesterday to an aggregatece tea can in the refrigerator. According to Farrell, Loadholt opted to testified in front of the grand jury.  The grand jury determined that there was sufficient evidence to indict the suspect and also that the was sufficient evidence for giving false testimony under oath.

 Loadholt later pled guilty Judge Frank LaBuda, who sentenced him as a second felony offender because he had previously been convicted of another drug offense in 2007.

Farrell said: “This successful prosecution underscores the commitment of my office, together with our local, county and state police partners, to protecting our community from the distribution of heroin into our neighborhoods. This defendant’s conduct, including his brazen attempt to corrupt the truth-seeking process after his arrest, warrant the sentence imposed in this case. There remains a great deal of work to be done to eliminate the clear threat posed to our community, but those who continue to peddle this poison should take notice: we will investigate, arrest, prosecute and hold you accountable and will we not stop until we win the war on heroin in Sullivan County.” 

Farrell praised the work of the Monticello Police Department, the New York State Police and members of his office, including his investigators and Chief ADA Meagan Galligan who handled this case, and emphasized the importance and effectiveness of joint police efforts in serving the best interest of Sullivan County in the continuing fight against dangerous drugs.


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