PITTSFIELD — A city man who was arrested after a March 2018 raid was sentenced recently to two years in jail after pleading guilty to a narcotics charge.
Joseph Barnes, 33, appeared before Judge Mark Mason in Berkshire Superior Court and admitted to a subsequent offense of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.
Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Kyle Christensen asked Mason to consider a sentencing recommendation of three to four years in state prison.
Barnes' attorney, Joseph Zlatnik, recommended a sentence of one year in jail.
During the March 9 raid on Lincoln Street, police found Barnes carrying cocaine in his pocket, text messages on his phone that were consistent with an intent to distribute and dealer paraphernalia, according to Christensen.
Barnes will serve his sentence at the Berkshire Jail and House of Correction and was given credit for one day of time already served in custody.
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