First Assistant District Attorney Carmelo M. Laquidara announced today that Kervin Tribble, 36, of Cohoes, New York plead guilty to Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class “C’ felony on June 5, 2013 and failed to appear for sentencing. A bench warrant was issued for the defendant and he was subsequently arrested by the United States Marshall’s Service.
The defendant pled guilty as part of a plea bargain under which he would receive a sentence of three and one half years in state prison. Because the defendant failed to appear for sentencing, at the request of the District Attorney’s Office, Honorable Andrew Ceresia increased the defendant’s sentence to five and one half years in state prison. The defendant will also serve 3 years of Post Release Supervision.
The defendant was charged with a series of cocaine sales after an investigation by the Troy Police Department Special Investigations Unit. Assistant District Attorney Michael Shanley prosecuted this case.