A Huntington Station resident has been sentenced to prison for his role in selling drugs that led to an overdose death, the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney said Thursday.
Qhamel Dickerson, 28, of Huntington Station was sentenced for selling fentanyl that killed an East Northport woman, 23, on July 5, 2022. He pleaded guilty to two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B felony.
Tierney’s office said:
The victim’s cell phone, found at the scene, contained text messages between the victim and DIckerson in which he agreed to sell the victim illicit pills. On July 4, 2022, met with the victim and sold her counterfeit pills that bore the color, shape, and markings of oxycodone, but contained fentanyl instead.
In August 2022, DICKERSON used the same cell phone to communicate with an undercover detective from the Suffolk County Police Department, where he agreed to sell the undercover detective the same type of pills he sold to the overdose victim. Later, he met with the undercover detective and sold them counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. He was arrested on Sept. 1, 2022.
Judge Anthony Senft Jr. sentenced Dickerson to five years in prison followed by two years of post-release supervision.