Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella announced that 40-year-old Shawntee Myricks was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday, following his fourth conviction for drug-related offenses. Myricks, a resident of Seneca Falls, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Penn Yan police arrested Myricks in December of last year after he was found selling cocaine on multiple occasions within the village.
Myricks has a history of drug dealing convictions, with two previous arrests in Ontario County in 2005 and 2012, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Those convictions even resulted in prison sentences.
In 2018, Penn Yan police, along with the county sheriff’s office, arrested Myricks again after another investigation. He pleaded guilty in 2019 and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the Times.
However, Myricks was released early on parole, only to be arrested once more for his most recent offense.
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