Woman found bloodied with $22,000 in heroin in her bra gets up to 3 years in state prison
PITTSFIELD — A New York woman who was found in the road with a bloodied face, missing teeth and carrying tens of thousands of dollars worth of heroin, has been sentenced to up to three years in prison.
Deidra M. Walker, 30, of Port Jervis, was found injured and bleeding on Stoddard Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. March 26, 2017. She told police she was injured after jumping from a moving vehicle, but refused to disclose anything further.
She was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment, and medical staff found a bag containing about 56 grams of heroin in her bra. The heroin was valued at about $22,000, according to a police report in the case.
A canvas of the area for surveillance video of the incident was unsuccessful.
Walker was originally indicted on a charge of trafficking more than 36 grams of heroin, but that was reduced as part of an agreed-upon sentencing recommendation between Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Robert Kinzer and Walker's attorney, Judith Knight.
She pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Friday to one count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Judge John Agostini sentenced her to 2 1\2 to 3 years in state prison.
She will serve her sentence at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Framingham, and was given 87 days' credit for time served.
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