Brooklyn man accused of selling heroin in Oneonta

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A four-time convicted felon from Brooklyn was arrested Monday on drug charges, the Otsego County Sheriff's Office said.

Christopher Markus Gibbs, 27, of Brooklyn is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

According to officials, a joint narcotics investigation by the Otsego County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration Albany Division Office and the Oneonta Police Department Detective Bureau began an investigation into a possible drug trafficking operation in Otsego County in late 2013. In early November, authorities say heroin was purchased from Gibbs.

On Nov. 18, it was discovered that Gibbs had absconded parole. Parole officers from the Utica office located Gibbs in the City of Oneonta and arrested him. He was transferred to Elmira State Prison as a parole violator in January.

In January, his case was presented to the grand jury and he was indicted on the drug sale charge. A sealed indictment warrant of arrest was issued.

Gibbs, who is currently in the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision' Willard Drug Treatment Campus in Seneca County, was brought to Otsego County Court by prison personnel, where he was arrested by investigators on the drug sale charge.

If convicted of the drug sale charge, Gibbs faces up to 15 years to life in prison.

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