On Monday, June 12, a Suffolk County jury found Johnnie Funderburke, 38, guilty of more than a dozen drug and weapons offences.

Funderburke sold the heroin to an undercover detective with Suffolk Police in June 2021, according to prosecutors.

He later sold heroin and cocaine to the same undercover detective twice more.

In July 2021, police executed a search warrant at his Bellport home, where they found fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamines, prosecutors said.

Investigators also found two digital scales, a loaded 9mm pistol and cash.

In court on Monday, a jury found Funderburke guilty of:

  • Second Degree Crime Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Five counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree
  • Six counts of third-degree unlawful possession of a controlled substance
  • Second degree unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Third degree illegal possession of a weapon
  • Two counts of fifth-degree unlawful possession of a controlled substance
  • Seventh Degree Illegal Possession of Controlled Substances

He is due to be sentenced on Wednesday, July 12 and could be sentenced to life in prison.

“This defendant attempted to push a lethal drug into our Suffolk County community,” District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a statement.

“The possibility of a life sentence for the accused should send a clear message that if you deal drugs in Suffolk, you will be held accountable and the penalties will be severe.”

Funderburke had previous felony convictions in 2007 and 2011 on attempted robbery and weapons charges.

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