Pittsfield man gets 2 years for dealing cocaine

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PITTSFIELD — A city man admitted to a drug distribution charge after being found with crack cocaine by police who were arresting him on an unrelated warrant last June.

Cornwell Griffin, 49, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Berkshire Superior Court to one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Griffin was carrying about 2.2 grams of cocaine, split among six bags, when he was arrested June 26 on a warrant issued for an alleged domestic assault.

Judge John Agostini sentenced him to two years, which will be served at the Berkshire Jail and House of Correction. Griffin was given credit for 50 days of time already served.

The sentence was the result of an agreed recommendation between Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Joseph Yorlano and Griffin's attorney, Marc Vincelette.

Bob Dunn can be reached at bdunn@berkshireeagle.com, at @BobDunn413 on Twitter and 413-496-6249.


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